Expect danger, deception and Daleks this December, as The War Doctor Begins returns for a three hour epic from Big Finish
Big Finish have revealed the story titles and synopsis for December’s Warbringer, the next chapter in Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins starring Jonathon Carley’s War Doctor. The disavowed incarnation returns alongside cyborg Case (Ajjaz Awad), Commander Tamasan (Adèle Anderson), and Commander Veklin (Beth Chalmers). War Leader Andarta (Angela Bruce) and Captain Rondig (Stephen Frost), round out the cast embroiled in the Doctor’s war. And the battle against the Daleks (Nicholas Briggs) is as brutal as ever.
The response to the first boxset thrilled War Doctor Begins Producer David Richardson. And now he’s excited for listeners to hear Warbringer. “Jonathon Carley made such a confident and assured debut in The War Doctor Begins,” he says, “and I was thrilled by the (much deserved) universal praise for his performance as the young War Doctor.
“If you thought that was good, then Warbringer might just blow your socks off – a massive three-hour tale full of peril and world building and tragedy. And, because this is a series about time travel, it’s not always the case that actions are followed by consequences. Sometimes the consequences come first…”
“A terrifying and unique perspective of what a Time War really means”
Meanwhile Script editor Matt Fitton describes Warbringer as dealing with the unique nature of a war in time. “I’m very excited to hear these brilliant scripts released at last, having read and re-read them so many times. After his striking debut, this is like the War Doctor’s concept album – one world, and its people, exposed to the horror of the Time War and the worst the Daleks can inflict on them.
“Telling the story in a suitably temporally compromised way, and following the Doctor’s ally Case as she’s caught up in the conflict, Warbringer gives us a terrifying and unique perspective of what a Time War really means.”
Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Warbringer
The Doctor is no more. In his place, a warrior, finally joining the Time War between the Daleks and Gallifrey.
But how far will he go to end the conflict? What lines will he cross? How much of himself will he sacrifice? The War Doctor is beginning to find out who he is…
Consequences by Timothy X Atack
The War Doctor and Veklin crash to a ravaged planet. On the fringes of the Time War, this world has its own battles raging. Elsewhere, a survivor works out how she came to be here. But these newcomers are harbingers of something terrible, following in their wake…
Destroyer by Andrew Smith
Trapped on a world that worships war, the War Doctor finds himself fulfilling an ancient prophecy – could he be the Warbringer of legend? His new ally Case is testing her abilities too. And both will be called on to fight when the Daleks come…
Saviour by Jonathan Morris
The truth of how events on Tharius were set in motion is revealed. On a mission to destroy a Dalek Harvester vessel, the War Doctor discovers a new breed of Dalek. Whatever action he takes next, we have seen the consequences – and they are devastating for everyone.
Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Warbringer is available to pre-order at £19.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set or £16.99 as a download from the Big Finish website. Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the complete series in a bundle (of all four volumes) from £76 on CD or £66 on digital download.
Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. Factors beyond Big Finish’s control may delay the mail-out of collector’s edition CDs . But all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that listeners can immediately download or play on the Big Finish app from the release date.