Big Finish have revealed who will be joining Kate Stewart in audio spin-off, UNIT: The New Series.
First, Ingrid Oliver will once again reprise her role as Osgood.
“We’re so happy to have Kate and Osgood joining us at Big Finish,” says producer David Richardson. “This team has been so captivating to watch on TV, and we’re looking forward to throwing some deadly challenged in their paths in these kinetic new episodes.”
Also confirmed is a new character Lieutenant Sam Bishop, an international trouble-shooter for UNIT who is sent the world’s most dangerous hotspot. Playing this action role is Warren Brown, whose many leading TV roles include the BBC dramas Luther, By Any Means and Good Cop. Warren can soon be seen in the feature film Captain Webb, and a new drama series X Company.
“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 am essential member of the global team.”
The ensemble is also enhanced with the casting of Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi. Ramon is well known for many recent TV series including Stella, Fortitude, Game of Thrones and Happy Valley, and films including Jupiter Ascending and Dragonfly.
“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.”
Finally, the role of loose cannon UNIT officer Captain Josh Carter is plated by James Joyce, who has appeared in many Big Finish productions including Charlotte Pollard, as well as TV shows such as Downton Abbey, The Musketeers and Holby City.
“James has done so much brilliant audio work for us, he’s earned his place in UNIT!” says David.
In UNIT: Extinction, 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; three further UNIT releases will then follow as six monthly intervals.
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