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The twenty-second series (going under the name Big World! Big Adventures!) of Thomas & Friends was released in 2018 on Milkshake! in the UK, Nick Jr. in the US, ABC Kids in Australia and TVNZ 2 in New Zealand.

Production

Series 22 marks 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 are demoted from the Steam Team and are replaced by new female characters Nia and Rebecca in order to address complaints from feminist groups over a lack of female members in the main cast. The narrator has been replaced with Thomas talking to the audience (however, Mark Moraghan has said that he will still work on the series).

Series 22 will be set after Big World! Big Adventures!. The series will be split into two halves; the first half will see Thomas travelling around the world and visiting India, Australia and China, while the second half will take place back on the Island of Sodor.

Episodes

1 Number One Engine
2 Forever and Ever
3 Confusion Without Delay
4 Trusty Trunky
5 What Rebecca Does
6 Thomas Goes to Bollywood
7 Thomas in the Wild
8 Thomas and the Monkey Palace
9 An Engine of Many Colours
10 Outback Thomas
11 School of Duck
12 Tiger Trouble
13 Seeing is Believing
14 Apology Impossible
15 The Water Wheel
16 Samson and the Fireworks
17 Runaway Truck
18 Thomas’ Animal Ark
19 Cyclone Thomas
20 Kangaroo Christmas
21 Thomas and the Dragon
22 Rosie is Red
23 The Case of the Puzzling Parts
24 Banjo and the Bushfire
25 Counting on Nia
26 Hunt the Truck

Characters

Main Cast

Additional Cast

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