Danger Mouse to return for second CBBC series
The World’s Greatest Secret Agent, Danger Mouse, is to return to CBBC for a second series of rib-tickling, knee-trembling, villain-foiling animated adventures.
“Crikey Chief – we are over the moon that our first series of Danger Mouse has been such a huge hit with parents and CBBC viewers alike. The high-octane adventures of the mighty Mouse and his trusted pal Penfold are destined to be appointment to view TV for years to come.” – Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC
Danger Mouse blasted back to TV screens with a gadget-packed, gag-laden makeover in September 2015 and was an instant ratings and critical success. Licensed to thrill a 21st-century audience, Danger Mouse, together with his faithful yet hapless hamster sidekick Penfold, took on all manner of mind-blowing missions aided, abetted and aggravated by a menagerie of old and new allies and adversaries.
Showcasing the vocal talent of Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse and Penfold respectively, the series features the voices of a galaxy of British stars, including Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry, Morwenna Banks, and Shauna Macdonald.
“I have had enormous fun playing Danger Mouse, whose style, bravery and wit I greatly admire. I am almost unbearably excited about what new magnificent missions and terrifying situations the writing team will come up with for Danger Mouse and Penfold in series two!” – Alexander Armstrong
Danger Mouse is co-produced by CBBC and FremantleMedia – who own the format following the acquisition of Thames Television’s archive which held the rights to the original series which aired on ITV in the 1980s. The original voice of Danger Mouse was provided by actor Sir David Jason with the late comedian Terry Scott as Penfold. The new series is animated by Boulder Media with Robert Cullen directing and Peter Lewis producing.
“It’s a funny old world. You get no series of danger mouse for 23 years and then two come along at once. All right, there’s been 18 months between them, but who’s counting? I’m really looking forward to getting back into squeak mode as Danger Mouse’s trusty if somewhat trembly sidekick Penfold. I’m sure we can expect lots of fabulous adventures featuring even more dastardly dastardliness and even more heroic heroicness. Is that a word? I’m not sure, but I know one word that is definitely a word, and that is: crumbs!” – Kevin Eldon