Jamie Anderson and Nicholas Briggs have teamed up to create First Action Bureau, a brand new audio drama based on the worlds of Gerry Anderson. The trailer has been released today at: www.firstactionbureau.com
According to the official press release:
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?
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).
First Action Bureau’s first series of ten episodes will be available weekly from October 1st via all major podcast platforms. It will be available for free, so it’s accessible for anyone to enjoy!
The series has been created as part of a wider Marvel-style Anderverse, which will see the First Action Bureau inhabited the same universe as the upcoming Terrahawks reboot, and the long-awaited Ultramarionation series Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm. It’s an exciting opportunity for character and story arcs to weave together across the multiple series and mediums.
First Action Bureau also contains recognisable elements from classic Gerry Anderson series such as Thunderbirds, UFO, Space:1999, and Joe 90. It’s also set to take the action-packed Anderson style in a bold new direction with characters and themes which are new to the worlds of Gerry Anderson.
We can’t wait to hear the first episode on October 1st, and suggest that you go and listen to the trailer now at www.firstactionbureau.com