The Doctor Who media universe unites with Doom’s Day – a new epic told across audios, books, comics and more

Someone has sent literal Death after Doom. She can only outrun it for 24 hours. Unless she can find the Doctor… Launching later in 2023, this special multi-platform story will celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary by introducing a brand-new character on a 24-hour pursuit of the Doctor. In Doctor Who: Doom’s Day, fans will meet Doom (Sooz Kempner), the universe’s greatest assassin. Follow her as she travels through all of time and space in pursuit of the Doctor. Because they’re the only one who can save her from the ever-approaching Death. She only has 24 hours and a vortex manipulator to save herself before her fate is sealed forever. And her journey will take her through various media: comics, audios, books, and even mobile games.

Stand-up comedian, comedy sketch artist and actor Sooz Kempner will be the face and voice of the assassin, and a number of fan-favourite characters will feature along her journey.

Russell T Davies is enthusiastic about Kempner’s casting, saying β€œDoom’s Day is a huge new adventure for the whole Doctor Who universe – starring the brilliant and hilarious Sooz Kempner as an intergalactic assassin. Her adventures will span comics, audio, a novel, video games stories and more, expanding the world of Doctor Who into brand new territories. Beware the Doom’s Day, it’s coming for us all.”

Meanwhile, Sooz Kempner herself is equally thrilled to be stepping into the Whoniverse. β€œTo be part of the Doctor Who universe, a British institution up there with cups of tea and James Bond, is surreal and amazing!” says the popular comedian. “I love everything about Doom and can’t believe | get to travel across time and space with her.”

With comics, games, books and audio adventures, it will be the busiest day of Doom’s life… and possibly the last

Doom’s Day will kick off on Doctor Who digital channels later this year followed by products from Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Penguin Random House, East Side Games, Big Finish and BBC Audio, each telling a section of the assassin’s story. Each partner will create their own adventures for Doom’s Day. And each installment will focus on one of the 24 hours Doom has left on the clock. The standalone stories will also have an overarching narrative that will play out before the finale which will release on Doctor Who digital channels.

More details on each individual storyline will be revealed during the year.


Doctor Who: Doom's Day (c) BBC Studios
Doctor Who: Doom’s Day (c) BBC Studios

Doctor Who: Doom’s Day begins later this year



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