Son completes final series by Thunderbirds author
26 September 2013
Jamie Anderson '04 is the son of Gerry Anderson MBE, the legendary creator of the Thunderbirds series, including characters such as Captain Scarlet and Stingray. Gerry has been described by fans as the UK’s answer to Walt Disney. Due to his untimely death in 2012, he was unable to complete his final series, Gemini Force One (GF1). Jamie now intends to honour his father by completing and publishing the story.
The new GF1 series follows the story of a secret organisation involved in daring rescues, averting disasters, and foiling terrorists – exciting stories for both the young and young at heart.
The Gerry Anderson Estate’s long term aim for GF1, after publishing the book series, is to turn it into a film or television series, which was Gerry’s ultimate goal.
Gerry began writing GF1 in 2008, but was unable to complete it due to rapidly worsening Alzheimer’s Disease. He died in December 2012.
Jamie has enlisted best-selling author MG Harris to complete the first book in the way that his father would have wanted, and will be raising money to self-publish GF1 using the crowd funding platform Kickstarter.
The first GF1 book will be released to Kickstarter backers in April 2014, with a full launch in August 2014, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Anderson's iconic Thunderbirds TV series, which entered production in August 1964.