Fifteen years is a long time - even for someone with a blue box who can time travel. But now, for the first time since 2005, Christopher Eccleston is finally set to return as the Ninth Doctor in a new Doctor Who audio series.
Entitled The Ninth Doctor Adventures, Eccleston will appear in 12 “audio adventures” in four Big Finish sets. The first volume is slated for release in May 2021, although cast and story details are firmly held in the Tardis for now. The remaining three volumes will follow in August 2021, November 2021 and February 2022.
"After 15 years, it will be exciting to see the ninth doctor 's world again, bringing it back to life a character that I love to play, "said Eccleston, who left after just one streak as Time Lord.
Big Finish president Jason Haigh-Ellery revealed he had Christopher about his return to the role of the Doctor at a fan convention in February this year. "
" Christopher said he enjoyed meeting the fans and was happy that his Doctor was remembered so fondly. I'm so happy that Christopher has decided to reprise the role with us - and I'm delighted to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we learn about the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.
For those unfamiliar, Big Finish has been featuring new audio-only Doctor Who stories for over two decades, with Tom Baker, Paul McGann, David Tennant and John Hurt reprising all of their roles as doctors.
Now it's Eccleston 's turn - and it will certainly be worth the wait.