Big Finish have announced that their epic science fiction audio drama The Human Frontier, written and directed by creative director Nicholas Briggs, will be returning next year for a second series

Following the success of its critically acclaimed first series, The Human Frontier has been green-lit for a second run by Big Finish. This full-cast audio drama of space exploration tells an epic science fiction story spanning hundreds of years of future history.

The Human Frontier (c) Big Finish

Written and directed by Big Finish‘s award-winning creative director Nicholas Briggs, The Human Frontier follows two sets of Earth colonists, both setting out for the planet ND492. One crew takes the long route, sleeping in secret for 1,000 years on a ship called The Human Frontier. Hundreds of years later, the other crew set off at hyper speed. When the sleepers wake as they approach the planet, the hyper-speed crew have already been living there for 300 years – and they have no idea that the ‘sleepers’ are about to arrive.

Series 2 promises to answer some of the questions raised in the first series’ cliffhanger finale. Pepter Lunkuse and Genevieve Gaunt are set to reprise their respective roles as Exographer Anna Swift and Commander Daisy Bailey, with Lucy Briggs-Owen also returning as on-board artificial intelligence personality ‘Nilly’.

Big Finish - The Human Frontier - Pepter Lunkuse as Exographer Anna Swift
Big Finish – The Human Frontier – Pepter Lunkuse as Exographer Anna Swift
Big Finish - The Human Frontier - Genevieve Gaunt as Commander Daisy Bailey
Big Finish – The Human Frontier – Genevieve Gaunt as Commander Daisy Bailey

The Human Frontier‘s writer and creator Nicholas Briggs has said, “I’m really humbled by how positive the reaction to The Human Frontier has been. Great reviews and the sales have picked up really quickly, which meant that we’ve been granted a second series. I’m already writing the scripts and can’t wait to explore all the possibilities that are presenting themselves.

“Of course, the first series ended with a number of question marks. I’ve had the answers to those in my mind for some time, but I’m also leaving myself enough space to surprise myself too. The aim of the second series is to deliver the answers people are after, but not necessarily in the way you might expect. There has never really been anything inevitable about history, and for this version of future history the possibilities are endless. The journey towards that new Human Frontier starts now.”

The Human Frontier Series 2 is due for release in August 2021, and is available to pre-order now as a digital download priced at £16.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Series 1 of The Human Frontier is also available to purchase now as a digital download exclusively from the Big Finish website, priced at £16.99.

Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering the first and second series of The Human Frontier together as a bundle for just £32 via their website.

THE HUMAN FRONTIER: SERIES 2
Duration: 240 minutes approx.

Writer: Nicholas Briggs
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery

The Human Frontier will once again comprise four parts for its second series, as follows:

  • Part 1 – Dendrick
  • Part 2 – Planet 5
  • Part 3 – Human War
  • Part 4 – Cataclysm

Sorry to wake you. Have you been here all night?’

When a man wakes up on a beach, he feels displaced in time. What is his connection to a devastating future, a planet-sized consciousness and a colony fighting for survival far out in space?

Anna Swift, Daisy Bailey, Brett Triton, Malden Grey and Nilly will all have their parts to play as the threads of human history weave their way towards a cataclysm.

Meet the cast and crew of The Human Frontier in this behind-the-scenes video:

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