Thunderbirds Are Go! Season 3


Air date
31 March, 2018 -
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Thunderbirds Are Go! Season 3 is the third television series of the 2015 remake, which premiered with Chaos Part 1 on March 31, 2018.

Early on in the show's production, head writer Rob Hoegee made clear that Jeff Tracy would not be appearing in the first two seasons. It's a widely believed possibility that he may return season 3 or later.

It was announced that a third season had been commissioned on May 5th, 2016, which would continue the previous format: 26 episodes of 22 minutes.

Voice recording began in December 2016 and continued as late as April 2017.

On January 5 2017, Rob Hoegee mentioned on Twitter that some "epic" two-parter stories were in the works for season 3.

On the 15th of February, Richard Dinnick announced he was writing as episode for season 3 on Twitter and his blog.

By October 1, 2017, Nick Foster confirmed on Twitter that season 3 had entered the scoring stage of production, indicating that some episodes had finished production at Pukeko Pictures and CGCC.

Upon the airing of Brains vs. Brawn, it was announced that season 3 would premiere sometime in 2018. This date was later refined to March.

On February 16, 2018, a first-look trailer was published on official Thunderbirds Are Go socal media outlets. It introduced viewers to the Chaos Crew, an organisation put together by the Hood after escaping capture in season 2. The trailer was uploaded to YouTube 3 days later.


This series, International Rescue has their hands full: The Tracys and their Thunderbirds must go above and beyond to tackle new threats while continuing to rescue those in need. An undersea mission for Thunderbird 2, the return of Maximum MAX (and several other MAXes for that matter), the unrelenting heat of planet Mercury and a rapidly growing giant geranium are just a taste of what’s in store. Luckily, our heroes find help along the way: from a game master within his futuristic virtual realm, a rig driver facing perilous conditions, and a pompous race car driver just to name a few.

The GDF also steps in to help with their own rescue operation machinations (known as “R.O. BOTS”), but they soon prove to be more trouble than they’re worth. All the while, through every adventure, a grand and ultimate mission begins to take shape. One that will require the combined assembly of every Thunderbird, not to mention the aid of International Rescue’s old “friend” – the Mechanic. This mission, once attempted, would leave Tracy Island vulnerable to a devastating attack, but it may also end in the Tracys’ biggest and most personal rescue yet.


No. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Air Date (UK) Production #
1 Chaos Part 1 Karl Essex Rob Hoegee March 31st, 2018 1
2 Chaos Part 2 Karl Essex Rob Hoegee April 7th, 2018 2
3 Path of Destruction Ben Milsom Patrick Rieger April 14th, 2018 3
4 Night and Day Theo Baynton Jonathan Callan April 21st, 2018 4
5 Growing Pains Theo Baynton Patrick Rieger April 28th, 2018 5
6 Life Signs Ben Milsom Jonathan Callan May 5th, 2018 6
7 Rally Raid Theo Baynton Benjamin Townsend May 12th, 2018 7
8 Crash Course Theo Baynton Amy Wolfram May 19th, 2018 8
9 Flame Out Karl Essex Benjamin Townsend May 26th, 2018 9