August 27, 2020

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious, BBC Studios’ New Doctor Who Multi-Platform Project, Launches in U.S. and Canada on September 2, 2020

Brand New Story Told Through Comics, Books, Audio Dramas, and More

Head to BBC Shop to Place Orders

New York, NY – BBC Studios is bringing a brand-new, carefully curated narrative to life within the Doctor Who world, told through various stories available across comics, books, audio dramas, CDs/Vinyl, and collectables starting September 2, 2020 in the U.S. and Canada. Through partnerships with leading licensees, each story can be enjoyed separately with a natural beginning and end, or combined to create the entire narrative.

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious is set within the Dark Times at the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. The story follows the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Doctors, as well as companion Rose Tyler, across space and time as they defend their home planet from monsters including the Daleks and the Ood, among others.

“BBC Studios’ Doctor Who licensees have come together to tell an epic story – one that’s full of monsters, fun, and heart. All strands of the story unite into a mighty patchwork that ranges from one end of the universe to the next,” said James Goss, Producer. “There’s more to be revealed, but the enthusiasm and ideas that the licensees have come up with are breath-taking. It’s going to be such fun.”

All information about Time Lord Victorious as well as U.S. and Canada retailers can be found at the newly-launched pages of BBC Shop US and BBC Shop Canada. Full details on the global program can be found at Doctor Who TV

Release Dates: September 2, 2020 and October 3, 2020

Titan Comics is launching two over-sized comic issues on September 2 and October 3. Available to pre-order now at BBC Shop, Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1 ($5.99) and Time Lord Victorious #2 ($5.99) are a special two-part ground-breaking new comic adventure for the Tenth Doctor that sees the return of the Doctor’s most iconic enemy, the Daleks. Time Lord Victorious #1 debuts with five covers for fans to collect: an official Time Lord Victorious iconic by artist Lee Binding, art covers by Andie Tong (TEKKEN) and Priscilla Petraites (Rat Queens), a Dalek metallic ink version by Hendry Prasetya (Green Lantern), and a Dalek blue line sketch cover. Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1 is written by Eisner-nominated Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Star Wars, Spider-Man) with art by Roberta Ingranata (Witchblade).

Release Dates: September 3, 2020, October 1, 2020, and December 10, 2020

  • Penguin Random House Children’s will publish Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2021 ($10.98) on September 3, which includes an exclusive tie-in to the Time Lord Victorious story. The annual is jam-packed with activities, puzzles, stories, facts, and illustrations, including a thrilling peek into the world of the TARDIS.
  • BBC Books will publish two novels – The Knight, The Fool and The Dead by Steve Cole (October 1, $12.98) and All Flesh Is Grass by Una McCormack (December 10, $12.98). Both are available to pre-order now from BBC Shop.

Release Dates: October 2020 and November 2020

In October and November, Eaglemoss Hero Collector will debut four Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious box sets ($34.95 each), each containing two hand-painted polyresin figurines at 1:21 scale (approximately 3.5 inches tall), along with an indepth companion magazine. The first three Hero Collector box sets will feature brand new Dalek designs created specifically for the series, such as the Dalek Time Commander and the new Dalek Emperor. The fourth box will include the Tenth Doctor, clad in ornate and war-torn Gallifreyan robes.

Release Dates: October 2020 and December 2020

  • Paul McGann leads a trilogy of exciting full-cast audio dramas from Big Finish ($8.99), as the Eighth Doctor faces his old enemies, the Daleks, in the Time War. Cast members joining this epic adventure include Silas Carson (Brian the Ood), Samantha Béart (Tiska), and Nicholas Briggs (the Daleks). Story titles for the trilogy are “He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not” by Carrie Thompson, “The Enemy of My Enemy” by Tracy Ann Baines, and “Mutually Assured Destruction” by Lizzie Hopley. These three stories will be released between October and December 2020, and are available to pre-order now from BBC Shop.
  • Doctor Who – Short Trips ($4.99), also from Big Finish, will accompany these adventures, featuring two incarnations of the Master, narrated by Jon Culshaw. Story titles for the Doctor Who – Short Trips are “Master Thief” by Sophie Iles and “Lesser Evils” by Simon Guerrier. Doctor Who – Short Trips will be released in October 2020 and are available to pre-order now from BBC Shop.
  • Finally, Big Finish will issue a digital download ($8.99) on December 4 of Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious – Echoes of Extinction, which consists of two separate adventures starring David Tennant and Paul McGann.

Release Dates: December 3, 2020

Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox will be released on CD and digital download on December 3 from BBC Audio and on vinyl on December 4 from Demon Records, marking the first simultaneous publication of a BBC Audio title across CD, digital, and vinyl formats. The CD and digital editions will also feature a short coda to the story.

Additional partners and stories will be announced. All the latest details are available at BBC Shop. In the U.S., Doctor Who premieres exclusively on BBC AMERICA, with past seasons available to stream exclusively on HBO Max. In Canada, Doctor Who can be found on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel, with past seasons available to stream exclusively on Bell Media’s Crave. Artwork is available here.

About Doctor Who

Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning 56 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9.6m fans across social platforms/channels and 100m video views on YouTube in the last year alone. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven trackrecord in consumer products and live entertainment with over four and a half million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 13 million action figures sold since 2005, over 19 million DVDs sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.

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