World’s greatest secret agent Danger Mouse given extended mission on CBBC

I have had enormous fun playing Danger Mouse, whose style, bravery and wit I greatly admire. I am almost unbearably excited about what new magnificent missions and terrifying situations the writing team will come up with for Danger Mouse and Penfold in series two!Alexander Armstrong, Voice of Danger Mouse
Date: 19.05.2016     Last updated: 19.05.2016 at 10.00
Category: CBBC; Commissioning
CBBC and FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) announced today that the World’s Greatest Secret Agent, Danger Mouse, is returning for a second series of rib-tickling, knee-trembling, villain-foiling animated adventures.

Danger Mouse blasted back to TV screens with a gadget-packed, gag-laden makeover in September 2015 and was an instant ratings and critical success. Licensed to thrill a 21st-century audience, Danger Mouse, together with his faithful yet hapless hamster sidekick Penfold, took on all manner of mind-blowing missions aided, abetted and aggravated by a menagerie of old and new allies and adversaries.

Showcasing the vocal talent of Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse and Penfold respectively, the series features the voices of a galaxy of British stars, including Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry, Morwenna Banks, and Shauna Macdonald.

Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, says: "Crikey Chief - we are over the moon that our first series of Danger Mouse has been such a huge hit with parents and CBBC viewers alike. The high-octane adventures of the mighty Mouse and his trusted pal Penfold are destined to be appointment to view TV for years to come."

Rick Glankler, President/General Manager, FremantleMedia Kids & Family, says: “'Danger Mouse delivered fantastic ratings from day one, and I’m thrilled with the show's incredible success to date. Working with the hugely talented teams at the BBC and Boulder has allowed us to deliver a stand-out international hit with a bright, long-term future. The first series of Danger Mouse was packed with action, comedy and drama, and the new series will deliver even more.”

Voice of Danger Mouse, Alexander Armstrong, says: “I have had enormous fun playing Danger Mouse, whose style, bravery and wit I greatly admire. I am almost unbearably excited about what new magnificent missions and terrifying situations the writing team will come up with for Danger Mouse and Penfold in series two!”

Kevin Eldon (Penfold) adds: “It's a funny old world. You get no series of danger mouse for 23 years and then two come along at once. All right, there's been 18 months between them, but who's counting? I'm really looking forward to getting back into squeak mode as Danger Mouse's trusty if somewhat trembly sidekick Penfold.

"I'm sure we can expect lots of fabulous adventures featuring even more dastardly dastardliness and even more heroic heroicness. Is that a word? I'm not sure, but I know one word that is definitely a word, and that is: crumbs!"

Danger Mouse has been commissioned by Controller of CBBC, Cheryl Taylor, is co-produced by CBBC and FremantleMedia Kids and Family, and is animated by Boulder Media with Robert Cullen (The Amazing World of Gumball, Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends) directing and Peter Lewis producing. Ben Ward (Horrible Histories, Tracy Beaker) leads the writing team with Sarah Muller executive producer for CBBC, and Bob Higgins and Chapman Maddox executive producers for FMK.

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