In a move that probably surprises no one, Big Finish has announced today that Alex Kingston is returning for a second volume of her audio adventures as River Song to be released in 2017.
Even more exciting though is that joining her on these adventures will be the Sixth and Seventh incarnations of the Doctor as played by Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy!
From the press release:
“We’re thrilled to have both Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy appearing alongside Alex in this box set,” says producer David Richardson. “I can promise that River and the Doctor might not necessarily be working to the same agenda. In fact, the two Doctors might not be working to the same agenda either…”
The four hour-long adventures are The Unknown by Guy Adams, Five Twenty Nine by John Dorney, World Enough and Time by James Goss and Eye of the Storm by Matt Fitton. The impressive guest cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin (Midwinter of the Spirit, And Then There Were None, The Bletchley Circle), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Ann Bell (Tenko, Wallander), Robert Pugh (Game of Thrones, Mr Selfridge, Doctor Foster), Dan Starkey (Doctor Who, Wizards vs Aliens) and Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who).
I throughly enjoyed The Diary of River Song: Volume 1 and thought it was pretty clever how they kept River and the Eighth Doctor at arms length, but still found a way to have her flirt with him. So, I very much look forward to seeing how they pull that off again this time with two Doctors!
Also, on tap for 2017 are The Churchill Years: Volume 2 and Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume 2. All of which can currently be pre-ordered individually or as a bundle at BigFinish.com.
River Song returns to Big Finish March 2016 along side Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, and Morahan in Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2.