The BBC has unveiled Doom’s Day, a new multi-platform event storyline launching later this year, as part of Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary celebrations.
Launching later in 2023, this standalone series follows Doom, the Universe’s greatest assassin, played by stand-up comedian and actor Sooz Kempner, as she travels through all of time and space in pursuit of the Doctor to 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.
Someone has sent literal Death after Doom. She can only outrun it for 24 hours. Unless she can find the Doctor. A number of fan-favourite characters will feature along her journey too.
Sounds a lot like Time Lord Victorious, right?
Russell T Davies says:
“Doom’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.”
Sooz Kempner says:
“To be part of the Doctor Who universe, a British institution up there with cups of tea and James Bond, is surreal and amazing! I love everything about Doom and can’t believe I get to travel across time and space with her.”
This isn’t to be confused with the Series 2 finale, Doomsday… although if you google images for Doom’s Day right now, you will be faced with a wall of David Tennants and Billie Pipers on Bay Wolf Bay…
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 Doom’s story.
Each partner will create their own adventures for Doom’s Day, each focusing 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 digital channels.