Stephen Fry and Pointless star Richard Osman are to join the voice cast of CBBC’s new animated series of Danger Mouse.
Fry will voice pompous secret agent chinchilla, Colonel K, while Osman plays superbrain scientist, Professor Strontium Jellyfishowitz.
Alexander Armstrong – who hosts BBC quiz Pointless alongside Osman – has already been announced as the new voice of Danger Mouse, replacing the original, David Jason. Kevin Eldon will play Penfold.
Talking about his new role, Osman said: “As a lifelong fan of the show and a slightly more recent fan of Alexander Armstrong I could not be more delighted to be playing my own small part in this incredible new version of Danger Mouse.”
The classic animation from Cosgrove Hall is being revived for CBBC by rights holders FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
The 52-episode series is being animated by Boulder Media, with Sarah Muller executive producer for CBBC, and Bob Higgins executive producer for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. It will be broadcast next year.