Danger Mouse Returning After 23 Years

Good grief!

Nastassia Baroniby Nastassia Baroni

Nostalgic cartoon fans have had a lot to rejoice about in the last few days, with the latest piece of good news coming from the BBC. The broadcaster announced that iconic series Danger Mouse will return to screens in 2015.

The beloved secret agent mouse and his bespectacled hamster assistant Penfold will come out of their 23 year retirement with a modern day rebooted series next year, comprising of 52 new episodes on the BBC's children's network, CBBC.

"Danger Mouse is the last word in debonair and delightfully eccentric heroics and with Penfold at his side the much-loved duo will win over a whole new generation of fans," said controller of CBBC Cheryl Taylor.

According to the BBC, Danger Mouse will be moving swiftly into the 21st century. His trademark eye patch will be replaced by a high-tech "i-patch" with multiple functions and his headquarters will be filled with "state-of-the-art wizardry".

The cartoon's original co-creator Brian Cosgrove said he was "delighted" by the news. "When I helped to create Danger Mouse I had no idea the show would be such a huge success both in the UK and overseas," he said. "I am delighted that a whole new generation will be introduced to his daring deeds and thrilled to be part of this new 21st century series. I can't wait to find out what he's been up to for the last 23 years."