If you thought you’d never hear from the War Doctor ever again, your fears can now be allayed: Big Finish Productions has just announced a four-title series of brand-new audio adventures starring John Hurt as that most mysterious incarnation of the Doctor!
The War Doctor’s further adventures will debut in December and take us inside his Time War battles against the Daleks!
The first title “The War Doctor 1: Only the Monstrous,” and stars the voices of Hurt and Jacqueline Pearce — BLAKES 7’s Servalan and Chessene in the Colin Baker Sixth Doctor story, “The Two Doctors.”
Next will be “The War Doctor 2: Infernal Devices,” with cast and release date TBA. The other two installments are just listed as “Coming Soon.”
Also coming soon from Big Finish: a prequel series in November that follows the Eighth Doctor’s (Paul McGann) attempts to remain aloof from the Time War.
This is incredible news, because I think Hurt was simply amazing in “The Day of the Doctor,” and I’d love to see (well.. hear) more about this “warrior” version of the Doctor.
In other DOCTOR WHO-related audio news, Big Finish previously announced a new series of UNIT adventures starring Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) and Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) as well as The Diary of River Song, starring Alex Kingston.
Let’s hear it for Big Finish!