UK public broadcaster the BBC’s digital kids channel CBBC will air the new version of the classic show, about a crime-fighting rodent and his hamster sidekick.
The original series (pictured) was produced by Cosgrove Hall for ITV franchisee Thames Television. It debuted on ITV in 1981.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment owns the property and is making the series with the BBC and UK indie Boulder Media. FremantleMedia, which has a five-year production deal with the BBC’s kids channels, will distribute the 52x11mins show internationally.
CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor commissioned the new show, which will have a ‘mixed media’ look. Tracey Beaker writer Ben Ward will pen the new series and FremantleMedia’s Bob Higgins and CBBC’s Sarah Muller will be exec producers.
Danger Mouse co-creator Brian Cosgrove will serve as a consultant on the new show.
The commission is the latest in a spate of reboots for classic and well-known kids series. Remakes of Teletubbies, Thunderbirds and The Powerpuff Girls have all been recently announced.