New Gerry Anderson Project Announced

Gemini Force One i s a brand new project from the late TV creator

A month or so back, we reported news of a mysterious project on the official Gerry Anderson Facebook page . Now we finally know what Gemini Force One is.

GF1 is a brand new series of books about a secret organisation "involved in rescues and averting disasters and terrorist events" – an area where the Anderson brand has previous form. The concept and story were written by Anderson before he died last year, and author MG Harris ( The Joshua Files) has been recruited by the Gerry Anderson Estate to complete the first book. A Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund the self-publishing of the novel has launched today .

The plan is to release the first GF1 to Kickstarter backers in April 2014, with a full launch of the book in August 2014 to tie in with the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds going into production in 1964. Longer term, the goal is to turn the series into a film or television series, with vehicles designed by Andrew Probert ( Star Trek: The Next Generation ) and Dominic Lavery ( New Captain Scarlet ).

Gerry Anderson developed and wrote Gemini Force One between 2008 and 2011, with some additions in 2012. As his Alzheimer's disease worsened, however, he found it harder to make progress with the book. Harris was recruited, the press release says, because of all the authors Gerry's son Jamie met to discuss the project, "she is the one who understood what Gerry Anderson concepts were all about, and how to keep it as close as possible to the original idea." She'll be using his notes and audio recordings to complete the book as Gerry would have wanted.

So if you want to play a part in the latest Gerry Anderson adventure, you can contribute to GF1 's Kickstarter fund .