After it was announced Danger Mouse would return to our screens with all new episodes and a Bananaman live action movie was in the works, another British staple from the 80s is now making a comeback.
SuperTed, the teddy rejected from a toy factory for being defective, is set to be revived in all new adventures by his original creator Mike Young.
However, the 26 episodes will be slightly different than children of the 80s and 90s remember of their favourite Superhero teddy.
Young told Radio Times; “In SuperTed, we had a gun-slinging cowboy, a flamboyantly gay skeleton and a fat guy who had jokes made about his weight, all these things you just wouldn’t do today. But you can still write the show in a funny, entertaining way.”
The other major change will be the voices of the characters. While Derek Griffiths, who voiced SuperTed, is still alive, the only other remaining cast member is Melvyn Hayes who lent his voice to Skeleton.
Jon Pertwee, the voice behind SuperTed’s sidekick, Spotty, died in 1996. Victor Spinetti the voice of the evil protagonist Texas Pete, died in 2012, and Roy Kinnear the voice of Bulk died in 1988.
Young said the company would definitely be talking to Melvyn and Derek about reprising their voice roles.
If all goes to plan, the new SuperTed will be seen on British TV in approximately two years time and hopefully back in Australia not long after that.
Hopefully next on the remake list will be Duckula.