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From Anderson Entertainment comes a new full-cast feature-length futuristic audio adventure, First Action Bureau!
First Action Bureau’s first series, which made its debut as a podcast in 2020, will be released as a feature-length edit with 75 minutes of bonus material, including interviews with cast and crew and a music suite. From the company founded by Gerry Anderson (creator of over a dozen hit TV series including Thunderbirds, Space:1999 and Captain Scarlet) it features an array of famous voices from the very best of the UK’s acting talent and was written and created by Jamie Anderson and award-winning audio drama writer and director Nicholas Briggs.
First Action Bureau will be available to own as a digital download from June 2021, pre-order it HERE for just £9.99! (RRP is £12.99.)
The series’ stars include Genevieve Gaunt (Knightfall, Harry Potter, The Royals), Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Who, Iron Fist, Mr Selfridge), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses, Timeless, Peep Show), and Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax). It also features Anderson alumni Wayne Forester (Space Precinct, New Captain Scarlet) and Richard James (Space Precinct).
The First Action Bureau exists to protect the Earth - near-utopian by 2068 - from criminal elements before they get the chance to act. Using decades of ‘big data’ and globally connected quantum artificial intelligence, the Bureau is able to predict criminal activity before it occurs.
Nero Jones is the best agent the Bureau has. But something strange is going on. Headaches and bizarre dreams are troubling this deadly assassin, and as her missions continue it becomes increasingly clear that all is not well... not just with her, but with the Bureau itself. But where do the lies end? And where does the truth begin?
Co-creator and producer Jamie Anderson said: “First Action Bureau is something different from the worlds of Gerry Anderson. Anderfans will recognise some elements from other Gerry Anderson series like Thunderbirds, UFO, Space:1999 and even Joe 90. But it’s striking out in a new direction - something contemporary and exciting - from the characters, themes and story, to the way we’ve structured it.”
Co-creator and director Nicholas Briggs said: “‘Having been a fan of Gerry Anderson’s shows since childhood, the opportunity to work with Jamie on this new chapter in the worlds of Gerry Anderson was one I couldn’t resist. We’ve had a fantastic time creating First Action Bureau and hope it’ll be tremendously exciting for Anderfans, audio drama fans and podcast lovers alike.”
As Jamie Anderson explained: “The last 12 months or so have been a very exciting time for us at Anderson Entertainment. We’ve been further developing our slate and have now built an entire ‘Anderverse’: a Marvel-style Gerry Anderson universe. The previously announced Terrahawks reboot, Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm and First Action Bureau now all exist in the same universe with interweaving and connecting storylines and character arcs. COVID lockdown has allowed us further time to develop and connect these projects, and I’m very excited by the potential of this new ‘Anderverse’.
“We’re already in conversation with a number of potential high profile partners, and I’m certain that with the right partners that we can bring together the British version of a Marvel universe, all built around Dad’s incredible legacy.”
First Action Bureau will be available to own as a digital download from June 2021; secure your copy at the special pre-order price of just £9.99 HERE.