Big Finish Productions is pleased to announce that Dark Shadows will be returning with new audio drama episodes in 2016 as part of the series’ official 50th Anniversary celebration.
Following the huge success of 2015’s supernatural murder mystery serial Dark Shadows: Bloodlust – which has been shortlisted for a BBC Audio Drama award – 2016 will see the release of two new projects to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the classic supernatural drama.
June 2016 will see the release of the Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Special. This two-hour celebration will be written by Roy Gill and will see an old enemy return to a pivotal moment in the haunted history of the Collins family.
Then in Autumn 2016, terror will return to Collinsport in a brand-new 13-part serial - Dark Shadows: Bloodline. Written by Alan Flanagan, Will Howells, Aaron Lamont and Rob Morris, this mini-series will feature the return of the cursed Collins family, or at least those that survived the terrifying events of Dark Shadows: Bloodlust. As family and friends gather at the Collinwood estate for the wedding of David Collins and Amy Jennings, a new mystery starts to unfold…
Both the Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Special and Dark Shadows: Bloodline will be produced by David Darlington and Joseph Lidster.
'Having produced the audio adventures of Dark Shadows for the past decade, I am delighted that Big Finish Productions will continue to chronicle the dark and mysterious tales of the inhabitants of Collinsport for at least another five years,' says Big Finish Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery.
Jim Pierson, who represents the estate of Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis says: 'It’s been a great thrill for the original Dark Shadows actors to return to the roles they made famous with these new audio episodes. I know that fans everywhere will be looking forward to more great stories of supernatural suspense with these wonderful characters and ominous adventures.'
The Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary Special and can be pre-ordered today for just £14.99 on CD or £12.99 to download. And remember, when you choose to buy this release on CD directly from Big Finish, you will also unlock access to a digital copy for download on the day of release.
Pre-orders for Dark Shadows: Bloodline will open in the new year. In the meantime, you can catch up on the story so far with the first episode of Dark Shadows: Bloodlust, available to download for free from the Big Finish website. You can also get an introduction to the range with our video trailer below:
More than fifty other Dark Shadows releases are currently available from the Big Finish website, including full cast audios, dramatic readings and two compilations of original music. Click here to start exploring the world of Colllinsport.