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The twenty-second season (going under the name Big World! Big Adventures!) of Thomas & Friends is expected to be released in 2018 on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

ProductionEdit

Season 22 will mark the first major "reboot" of the franchise since the show switched to full CGI in the thirteenth season. The episodes will keep their eleven minute-long runtime, but will now be broken into seven minute-long stories, with an additional four minutes reserved for a variety of segments like sing-along karaoke songs, music videos or Thomas talking directly with the audience about lessons learned during a particular episode. Among many other changes, Edward and Henry will be removed from the Steam Team to make room for Nia and Rebecca, and the narrator has been replaced with Thomas talking to the audience (however, Mark Moraghan has said that he will still work on the series).

Season 22 will be set after Big World! Big Adventures!. The season will be split into two halves; the first half will see Thomas travelling around the world and visiting India, Australia, China and Africa, while the second half will take place back on the Island of Sodor. The season will also be released on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in the fall of 2018.

Characters Edit

Characters Introduced Edit

Episodes Edit

  1. Confusion Without Delay
  2. Duck's School
  3. What Rebecca Does
  4. Number One Engine
  5. Trusty Trunky
  6. Forever and Ever
  7. Outback Thomas
  8. The Case of the Puzzling Parts
  9. Runaway Truck
  10. Thomas Goes to Bollywood
  11. Samson's Fear of Fireworks
  12. Rosie and Red
  13. Thomas and the Dragon
  14. Kangaroo Christmas
  15. Thomas' Animal Ark

Voice Actors Edit

UK and AUS Edit

  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Keith Wickham as Gordon, Edward, Henry, Harvey, Salty, Sir Topham Hatt, and Dowager Hatt
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Toby, Bradford, and Big Mickey
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy and Trevor
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Belle, Annie, Clarabel, Judy and Lady Hatt
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Matt Wilkinson as Spencer, Cranky, Kevin and Winston
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Christopher Ragland as the Troublesome Trucks
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Porter, and Jack
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel
  • Olivia Colman as Marion
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Jonathan Broadbent as Bill and Ben
  • Bob Golding as Sidney
  • Tim Whitnall as Jerome and Reg
  • Robert Wilfort as Samson
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Lucy Montgomery as Carly, Hannah, and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Mark Moraghan
  • Tim Bain
  • Charlie Barnard
  • Damon Denton Snape
  • Mia Hope Gaywood
  • Jessica Hann
  • Holly Hazelton
  • Innis Robertson Purnell

US and CAN Edit

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon, Henry, Diesel, Kevin, and Mr. Percival
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Bradford, and Big Mickey
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Salty, Sir Topham Hatt, and Dowager Hatt
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer and Cranky
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Teresa Gallagher as Belle, Annie, Clarabel, Judy, and Lady Hatt
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Porter, and Jack
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Jonathan Broadbent as Bill and Ben
  • Bob Golding as Sidney
  • Matt Wilkinson as Winston
  • Robert Wilfort as Samson
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Rufus Jones as Flying Scotsman
  • Tim Whitnall as Jerome and Reg
  • Lucy Montgomery as Carly, Hannah, and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Mark Moraghan
  • Tim Bain
  • Charlie Barnard
  • Damon Denton Snape
  • Mia Hope Gaywood
  • Jessica Hann
  • Holly Hazelton
  • Innis Robertson Purnell

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first season to not feature a narrator.
  • This is the first season since Season 19 to feature episodes running for 22 minutes long.
  • This is the first season since Season 12 to have a 7-minute episode runtime. 5 minutes are dedicated to the story itself, and the remaining parts consist of musical numbers and learning segments.
  • This is the first season to have more than one female member in the main cast, in this case three - Nia, Rebecca and Emily. This was done in response to criticism over the lack of female members in the main cast.
  • This is the first season to feature the Big World! Big Adventures! Steam Team lineup - Thomas, Gordon, James, Percy, Emily, Nia and Rebecca. Toby is also included in the BWBA version of Engine Roll Call.
  • This is the first season to have Thomas speaking from his perspective.
  • This is the first season since Season 12 to have episodes with a 7-minute runtime. However, the story length is shorter in order to accommodate learning segments and musical numbers.
  • This is the first season to be completely animated by Jam Filled, as Arc Productions animated some episodes in Season 21.
  • Charlie Barnard, Damon Denton Snape, Mia Hope Gaywood, Jessica Hann, Holly Hazelton, Innis Robertson Purnell and Shane Jacobson join the voice cast.

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