Big Finish Productions has scored another big name. Michelle Gomez is back in some brand new audio adventures portraying the Mistress – aka Missy, aka the Master. We last saw Missy killed at the hands of her previous incarnation after bBREAKINGeing sentenced to the Doctor’s care for her crimes against the universe. Now we get another chance to delve into how evil and calculating she can be.
And she isn’t the only Time Lord that’s back. Rufus Hound, who has depicted the Meddling Monk so brilliantly in the past, will be assisting our devilish Scary Poppins to evade the doctor.
These new adventures are available for pre-order and will be released in February 2019.
Michelle Gomez is delighted at the return of one of Doctor Who’s most popular characters. “I was very excited to return to Missy’s world via the medium of audio because along the way I’ve always had a lot of fun with Missy; her voices and her rhythms. I absolutely love capturing it and distilling it down to the word on the page.
“I’m absolutely delighted! She’s such a ridiculously brilliant character, and hopefully, that earns her that moment in the spotlight. To find myself centre stage with these Missy adventures is thrilling – I’m very grateful.”
And it’s not just Michelle Gomez who’s excited. Big Finish is also understandably thrilled with the news. David Richardson, the producer of these adventures, told us more: “Missy’s own series is just like the Time Lady herself – anarchic, funny, unpredictable and wildly imaginative. It’s absolutely glorious to have Michelle returning to the character at Big Finish, and our recording days have been filled with so much laughter.
“And we haven’t even met face to face yet! Michelle’s busy filming the new Sabrina series in Vancouver for Netflix, and so we’ve been pairing studios down the line; Michelle thousands of miles away while we’re in London synched up with her. It’s been a joy to make. And just wait until you hear the collaboration of Missy and the Meddling Monk!”
Missy: The Audio Adventures is available for pre-order at £23 on CD or £20 on download from www.bigfinish.com and will remain at this price until general release in 2019 when the price increase to £35 on CD or £30 on download.
Missy: The Audio Adventures has made possible by an arrangement between Big Finish and BBC Studios.
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Producer: David Richardson
Script Editor: Matt Fitton
Director: Ken Bentley