Thursday, March 23, 2023

Christopher Eccleston Is Back as the Ninth Doctor in New Big Finish Stories

BBCDOCTOR WHOChristopher Eccleston Is Back as the Ninth Doctor in New Big Finish...

Years after the first appearance of The Ninth Doctor, Big Finish announced today a new range of Doctor Who stories, and it’s fantastic!

Starting next year, Christopher Eccleston will reprise the role of the Ninth Doctor in 12 new audio dramas. The stories will be released in four different volumes. The first one will be available in May 2021. No details about the stories and the cast have been announced, but no doubt that Big Finish will give us an amazing audio series.

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures will be published as a cd box set, a download available to listen on the Big Finish App, and as a limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl.

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There have already been some comments creating a buzz as seen on the Big Finish website.

Christopher Eccleston said:

“After 15 years, it will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world, bringing back to life a character I love playing.” 

Big Finish’s Chairman, Jason Haigh-Ellery, said:

“I first talked to Christopher about returning to the role of the Doctor at the Gallifrey One convention in February this year. Christopher said he was enjoying meeting the fans and was pleased that his Doctor was remembered so fondly. He indicated he would be open to discussing a project with Big Finish. “And then the pandemic happened and time moved both quickly and very slowly. Over recent months, ideas have been exchanged, and discussions had. I am so pleased that Christopher has decided to return to the role with us – and I’m excited to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we discover the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.” 

Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs, added:

“Working with Chris was a very special time for me. The beginning of my Doctor Who TV career. So, writing for and directing him feels incredibly exciting. He’s such a powerful performer, and it’ll be amazing to work with him again.” 

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You can watch the video announcement posted on Twitter here:

The four volumes of Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures are already available to pre-order on the Big Finish website. Listeners can also choose to pre-order a bundle of all the volumes to save money.

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