Image: BBC/FremantleMedia Limited
Image: BBC/FremantleMedia Limited
CBBC has ordered a second series of Danger Mouse after the World’s Greatest Secret Agent’s return proved a hit with viewers in the UK and abroad.

The broadcaster and rights owners FremantleMedia Kids & Family announced plans to revive the legendary cartoon spy in 2014, his first all-new outing in 23 years.

Series one was widely acclaimed when it debuted last September and has since been sold by FremantleMedia to a string of international broadcasters and streaming giant Netflix.

Starring Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse and Penfold respectively, the series also features the voices of Stephen Fry, Dave Lamb, 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, added: “’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.”

Armstrong said he’d had “enormous fun playing Danger Mouse” and was “unbearably excited” about the second series while Eldon said he was “really looking forward to getting back into squeak mode as Danger Mouse’s trusty if somewhat trembly sidekick Penfold.”