Eric Roberts returns as the Master for Big Finish, in his own full-cast audio series in March 2021.
MASTER! comes more than two decades after his clash with Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor, though Roberts has also come back to the part for a number of adventures: The Diary of River Song Series 5, Ravenous 4, and the upcoming Masterful!, which features other incarnations of the evil Time Lord too.
Here’s the synopsis:
Abandoned in the Vortex, the Master’s lost incarnation is about to be thrown a lifeline.
Earth rebuilds in the aftermath of invasion, and power rests with those who innovate. Genius Lila Kreeg makes a deal with the devil to see her dreams fulfilled.
As the Master returns, there are those – like Vienna Salvatori – who wish to hunt him, and those upon whom he wishes vengeance himself…
And there are the stories included:
Faustian by Robert Valentine
Drake Enterprises is the most powerful company on Earth. Dr Lila Kreeg is its most valued asset. But her experiments open a doorway which allow an evil back into the universe. The Master can offer Lila the world, so long as she obeys him…
Prey by Robert Whitelock
Impossibly glamorous assassin Vienna Salvatori has a new target. Crossing time and space, Vienna takes one final job to free her from this life.
But when the Master is hunted through the slums and ganglands of London, the line is blurred between predator and prey…
Vengeance by Matt Fitton
The Daleks are returning. Their plan, long in the making, is complete. Earth will be theirs once more.
But someone stands against them. Someone with his own reasons for revenge – and Vienna and Lila are caught in the crossfire. Because Earth’s greatest hope against the Daleks lies with the Master.
Eric Roberts, who has amassed over 600 credits in his long career, leads a cast, including Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9) as glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori, Alistair Petrie (Sherlock) as reclusive trillionaire Magnus Drake, Laura Aikman (Not Going Out) as brilliant physicist Lila Kreeg, and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
MASTER! is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition three-disc box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.