For those who didn't see the announcement this morning in the Big Finish 15 news, read on for some exciting news for fans of Chase Masterson's Vienna!
A Special Big Finish 15 Announcement: Series 2 and 3 of Vienna!
Following the success of Vienna: Series One, Big Finish is pleased to announce that our impossibly glamorous assassin is set to return in three brand new adventures in February 2015, and another three in February 2016. Both Vienna Series 2 and Vienna Series 3 are now available to pre-order.
Smart and sassy bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori is once again played by Chase Masterson, best known for her role as Leeta in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. First introduced in the full cast Doctor Who audio drama, The Shadow Heart, Vienna is a one-woman justice machine who never lets her target out of her sights.
However, in Series Two Vienna finds herself somewhere she’s never been before - on the right side of the law.
“This is a new start for Vienna,” says incoming series producer Cavan Scott. “After years of wandering the galaxy with only her ship’s computer for company, she’s returned to Earth. She has a home, she has a job and, most surprisingly, she has a partner.”
That partner is jaded cop Jexie Reagan, played by Samantha Béart (Doctor Who 1963: The Space Race, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Quintessential Phase).
“Lieutenant Reagan is a law-enforcer haunted by the ghosts of her past,” says Cavan. “Together, Vienna and Jexie make a formidable duo.”
Of course, Vienna being Vienna, the bodies soon start piling up as Cavan explains: “Over the course of the three adventures Vienna faces psychotic shape-changers, homicidal nurses and strange masked killers,” Cavan explains. “And that’s just for starters.
“While we were recording the first episode of the new season, word came through that we could start work on Series Three! The universe hasn’t seen the last of Salvatori and Reagan!”
VIENNA - SERIES TWO BOX SET
Three brand new adventures for glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori.
Tabula Rasa by James Goss
Ever woken up and can’t remember where you are? What if you couldn’t remember who you are? Or why there’s a dead body outside your door?
Vienna Salvatori is hunting for a killer – but can she be sure it’s not herself?
Underworld by Cavan Scott
Something bad is lurking down in the Undercity. Innocent citizens are turning on each other, baying for blood.
Vienna must team up with jaded cop Lieutenant Jexie Reagan. She’s never had a partner – but will either of them make through the night alive?
The Vienna Experience by Jonathan Morris
Ever wanted to experience the life of an assassin? Longed to feel the thrill of the hunt? Now is your chance to get beneath the skin of Vienna Salvatori. See what she sees. Hear what she hears.
And pray she never finds out.
With stories by James Goss, Cavan Scott and Jonathan Morris and original music by Hollywood composer Joseph Kraemer (Jack Reacher, The Way of the Gun) Vienna Series Two is available to pre-order as a triple-CD set for £20 and digital download for £15, with Series Three similarly priced with more news to follow closer to release.
We chose to celebrate Vienna's return to Big Finish with a couple of special offers (running until 7am (UK) on Monday 11th August) - the character's debut in Doctor Who - The Shadow Heart on CD or Download for £5, and Vienna: Series 1, a three-disc set on CD for £20 or Download for £15.
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