Actress Lena Headey and satirical presenter John Oliver are set to join the multi-talented voice cast of new animated series of Danger Mouse, it was announced today at Comic-Com 2015 in San Diego.
Lena Headey is set to provide the super-smart tones of US Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse, while Oliver will be breathing life into mad scientist wolf Dr Augustus P Crumhorn III.
The news was announced at a special panel consisting of key members of the Danger Mouse production team including Chair Bob Higgins and executive producer of the series for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment with Chapman Maddox, Sarah Muller, and lead writer Ben Ward.
Lena Headey said: “I wanted to do it [Danger Mouse] because it was pure nostalgia for me. I have children now and it’s just a treat to be involved in something that you loved as a kid and be able to share it. Those moments as an actor that come a long once in while are not to be missed.”
The panel also announced that villainous vampire duck and original Danger Mouse spin-off character Count Duckula will appear in the new series, testing Danger Mouse’s resolve with his traditionally dark and dangerous ways.
Last Week Tonight star John Oliver said: “I’ve loved Danger Mouse my whole life. Danger Mouse was a significant part of my childhood. So to get a chance to do it is like getting a chance to step into your childhood, which is both a magical and a potentially hazardous thing! It will be awesome, I can’t wait to see it, let alone hear myself in it!”
Danger Mouse will be shown on CBBC in the autumn. It’ll also air in the US on Netflix and internationally from spring 2016.
The original iconic classic series of Danger Mouse is also currently airing on Netflix.