Hollywood comes to Pontypandy this coming week with the premiere of Fireman Sam: Set for Action, a CG-animated special featuring a guest appearance from John Barrowman (Doctor Who), who voices the new character, the charming yet sneaky movie star, Flex Dexter.
“I am absolutely delighted to be voicing the character of Flex Dexter in the brand new Fireman Sam: Set For Action movie and I’m very much looking forward to unleashing the havoc of Hollywood onto Pontypandy in this new feature-length special,” said Barrowman. “Fireman Sam is a true institution of children’s television and continuing its tradition of first-class entertainment for children and families, this special is a whirlwind, rollercoaster ride of fun, action and adventure that will thrill fans.”
Watch a promo here, which sees Barrowman talking about the special and his role as Flex Dexter…
After a video of one of his daring rescues goes viral, Fireman Sam is scouted by Hollywood director Don Sledgehammer to be the star of his latest movie. While Sam is hesitant to take the role, his co-star, Hollywood actor Flex Dexter, is determined to get the lead part and will stop at nothing to get it. As more and more ‘accidents’ happen on set, Sam is held responsible and fired from both the movie and the Fire Service. It is now down to Sarah, James and Mandy to discover who is really behind all the accidents.
Fireman Sam: Set for Action will premiere on Cartoonito on Monday October 22nd at 8am.