Following an excellent critical response to the release of the first volume of Blake’s 7 – The Liberator Chronicles, Big Finish Productions is delighted to announce that its output for the range will be increased in 2013.
“A cracking start” – Sci-Fi Bulletin
“In the best tradition of Blake’s 7” – Horizon Online
“Big Finish have succeeded on practically every level” – Starburst
“Fans of the show should consider it an essential purchase” – SFX
“What a brilliant start” – Amazon customer review
The series of enhanced audiobooks is being released in a licence deal with B7 Enterprises.
Four box sets (each containing three stories) are planned for 2013, to be released in February, May, August and November. The productions will see the return of Gareth Thomas as Roj Blake, Paul Darrow as Kerr Avon, Michael Keating as Vila Restal, Jan Chappell as Cally, Stephen Greif as Travis, Jacqueline Pearce as Servalan… with additional cast members yet to be announced.
“Working on the series has been a dream come true for me,” says producer David Richardson. “And I’m thrilled that listeners are enjoying the stories as much as we are enjoying making them. We have some big plans coming up, including the return of familiar guest characters…”
“I’m delighted that the classic TV series has got a new lease of life in these audios,” says Andrew Mark Sewell, executive producer for B7 Media. “I’m looking forward to continuing the collaboration with Big Finish – 2013 will certainly be a great year for Blake’s 7 fans!”
Volume 2 of The Liberator Chronicles will be released in August 2012.
A range of new Blake’s 7 novels also launches in May 2012 with The Forgotten by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright.
Subscriptions and pre-orders are available at www.bigfinish.com
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