William Shatner to voice Clangers remake

William Shatner will narrate the new series of Clangers in the US.

The Star Trek actor will appear in the contemporary take on the children’s animation series

The BBC is co-producing the 26-episode series with US pre-school network Sprout.

Sandy Wax, president of the network, said that Shatner will add “humour and wink in the show”, adding that his voice “kind of felt comfortable in outer space”.

Michael Palin was announced as the narrator of the remake’s UK version in September.

Clangers originally aired for two series and 26 episodes between 1969 and 1972 on the BBC. A four-minute election special also aired in October 1974.

The show’s popular and surreal characters, who included Major, Mother, Small, and Tiny Clanger, plus the Soup Dragon and The Iron Chicken, will all be returning.

Simon Foster

Author: Simon Foster

I am one of the news editors for trekmate. I have been a trekkie since BBC2 first showed TNG in the UK. More recently I have been trying to convert my wife into a trekkie with mixed success.

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