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BBC Studios Celebrates Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary with Transmedia Story, Doom’s Day

Comedian Sooz Kempner will play Doom across comics, audio, a novel, video games stories and more

A new multiplatform Doctor Who story is on the way. BBC Studios is celebrating the iconic sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary with Doom’s Day, a transmedia series releasing later this year.

The series will centre around Doom, the greatest assassin in the universe. Death is imminent and the Doctor is the only one who can save her. So, with only 24 hours to live, she must traverse space and time in search of the Doctor.

Sooz Kempner is Doom

Sooz Kempner, comedy sketch artist, actor and stand-up comedian, is providing Doom’s voice and face for the transmedia project.

“To be part of the Doctor Who universe, a British institution up there with cups of tea and James Bond, is surreal and amazing,” says Kempner. “I love everything about Doom and can’t believe I get to travel across time and space with her.”

Additionally, BBC Studios promises various fan-favourite characters will cross paths with the universe’s top assassin throughout the series.

Doom’s Day will launch on Doctor Who Digital channels later in 2023. Products from Titan Comics, Doctor Who Magazine, Big Finish, Penguin Random House and BBC Audio will follow. East Side Games, who recently celebrated the global release of the first Doctor Who idle game, Doctor Who: Lost in Time, is also among the series’ contributors. Each product will tell a piece of the Doom’s Day story, focusing on one of Doom’s last 24 hours. Each piece of the story will be part of an overarching narrative, with a finale set to release on Doctor Who digital channels.

“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,” says showrunner Russell T Davies. “Beware the Doom’s Day; it’s coming for us all.”

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Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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