Fans have been dreaming of this for years and it’s finally happening! Captain Jack Harkness, former companion of the Doctor, and Professor River Song, The Doctor’s wife, are going to team up in three new stories produced by Big Finish Productions.
The Lives of Captain Jack Volume Three will be released in March 2020. Camille Coduri is also returning as Jackie Tyler. Titles and writers are already known:
‘Crush’ by Guy Adams
Captain Jack takes Mrs Tyler on a luxury cruise in space.
‘Mighty & Despair’ by Tim Foley:
On a distant planet in the far future, two travelers have come looking for a mythical hero.
‘R&J’ by James Goss:
From ancient battles to eternal wars
A pair of time-cross’d lovers take the stars
Actor John Barrowman said: “Alex Kingston and I have talked about this for years. We knew that the fanbase always wanted River and Jack to meet, or to cross timelines, and we just never knew when it would happen. Alex and I were always game for it and, thanks to Big Finish, this is where it’s happening. “It’s like Jack is the male River and River is the female Jack. There are all sorts of comparisons in their behaviors and how they react; the verve and vivacious passion they have for solving problems; getting to the heart of the action and adventure; the determination to get what they want, but also the sadness behind both of their eyes.”
Co-star Alex Kingston added: “I’ve always imagined that, when River’s not on adventures with the Doctor, she’s somewhere having fun with Captain Jack. I’ve always had that at the back of my head. “John Barrowman and I get on so well, and whenever we’ve met at conventions, it’s the one request that the fans have come up with more than any other. We have a lot of fun together so it’s something we’ve both been pushing independently for. I was so thrilled to find out that our dream has come true.”
The Lives of Captain Jack Volume Three is available on pre-order as a download or as a collector’s edition CD box set on Big Finish’s website. A bundle of the three volumes of stories is also available for listeners wanting to save money.