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Series 24 of Thomas & Friends will begin airing in September 2020[1].


Mattel green-lit a new series and several specials for Thomas & Friends that will premiered in 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the franchise. Production will consist of 20 x 11-minute episodes as well as three 22-minute specials following the recent revamp of the series[2].

The series is once again, split into two halves: one half with Thomas travelling around the world, and one half taking place on the Island of Sodor. David Stoten was announced as the new head writer for the series, succeeding Andrew Brenner[3]. This is also marks the final series animated by Jam Filled Toronto[4]. In addition, no future series or specials are commissioned by Mattel as of yet and the series will be on hiatus following the twenty-fourth series[5].


Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
TigerTrouble54Shankar's MakeoverTBATBATBA
Shankar the Indian diesel engine is given a makeover.
TheRoyalEnginePromoThe Royal EngineTBATBATBA
Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are invited to the UK for a royal celebration.
Thomas'Introduction12(Series23)Marvellous MachineryTBATBATBA
Ruth, Thomas's new friend will bring great exciting adventures and technology.
BigWorld!BigAdventures!57Untitled Ace EpisodeTBATBATBA
MeettheSteamTeamPercy28Untitled Percy EpisodeTBATBATBA


Duck, Flying Scotsman, Rosie, Shane, Tamika, Rajiv, Noor Jehan,Henrietta, Aubrey, Aiden, Bertie, Bulgy, Darcy, Isla, Cranky, Carly, Big Mickey, Beresford, Miss Jenny, Charubala, and Queen Elizabeth II are likely to appear.

Characters Introduced


UK and AUS


  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Henry and Gordon
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar
  • Peter Andre as Ace
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Keith Wickham as Sir Topham Hatt


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