Hey you! Yes, you! You that’s confused about Osgood coming back from the dead! Prepare for more confusion. Fans of Osgood will be delighted to hear that bowtie-clad scientist portrayed by the fabulous Ingrid Oliver will be teaming up with Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) for the Big Finish UNIT spin-off.
The stories (four in this boxset) will feature the Autons, along with what appears to be an octopus? See for yourself, above. Perhaps it’s a Nestene…
Written by Andrew Smith and Matt Fitton, UNIT: Extinction will also feature Warren Brown (Luther, By Any Means, Good Cop) as Lieutenant Sam Bishop, Ramon Tikaram (Big Finish’s Voyage to the New World, as well as Stella, Fortitude, Game of Thrones) as Colonel Shindi, and James Joyce (Big Finish’s Charlotte Pollard series, plus Downton Abbey, The Musketeers) as Captain Josh Carter. Says Big Finish producer David Richardson “We’re so happy to have Kate and Osgood joining us at Big Finish. This team has been so captivating to watch on TV, and we’re looking forward to throwing some deadly challenges in their paths in these kinetic new episodes.”
David is clearly pleased with the cast, too, noting “Ramon also is busy on so many great things, but we’ve tempted him to the ranks of UNIT! He’s a lovely man to have around, and an extraordinary actor. “We’ve worked with Warren several times before,” says David, “and even though he’s one of the busiest leading men around, he’s said he’ll be there for Big Finish. So we’ve created a principle role in UNIT especially for him, and he’ll be an essential member of the global team.”
UNIT: Extinction sees Kate and her team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons. The box set is release in November 2015 and is available for pre-order now. Following this, three further UNIT releases will appear at six monthly intervals. How excited are we?!
(Additional material by Josh Maxton)