BIG FINISH HAVE today (13 July 2021) announced the release of two new boxsets of original full-cast Survivors audio adventures – starring Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards).
The first set of three new stories in the Survivors: New Dawn series will be released in November 2021, which the second volume following in February 2022.
A press release from Big Finish provides a host of details about the new releases:
Based on Terry Nation‘s BBC TV series which ran from 1975-77, Survivors is a post-apocalyptic drama concerning the plight of a group of people who have survived a worldwide plague. As they fight against the odds – and each other – to survive, you’re never quite sure who’s going to make it from one episode to the next
Due for release in November 2021 and February 2022 respectively, New Dawn 1 and New Dawn 2 find original TV series regulars Abby Grant (Carolyn Seymour) and Jenny Richards (Lucy Fleming) returning to an England devastated by disease, and facing a renewed fight for survival alongside faces old and new.
“The world has ended. The pandemic crossed continents, sparing only a fraction of the global population. The survivors are now trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild society to create a new future. But with only a handful of towns and cities starting to rise from the ashes, and governance and law-making in a fragile, fledging state, everyone must start over. And the worst of human nature has survived along with the best…“
The three adventures in Survivors: New Dawn 1 are as follows:
* Tethered by Andrew Smith
* My Generation by Katherine Armitage
* Behind You by Roland Moore
And the three tales in Survivors: New Dawn 2 are:
* Bad Blood by Lizbeth Myles
* When First We Practice to Deceive by Andrew Smith
* Last Stand by Roland Moore
Producer Emma Haigh said: “I’m so pleased Survivors is returning for another two box sets. In these stories we explore how communities and society rebuild after such life-changing experiences and look to a brighter future. And I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Carolyn and Lucy and the team.”
Carolyn Seymour said: “I love Abby! She’s so over the top but such a fantastic woman, and I love being back working with Luce. It’s like we’ve never not being doing this in a way, we slip right back into the same rhythm – it’s just heaven!”
Lucy Fleming added: “It’s just bliss – it’s like putting on a lovely old pair of shoes! Recording is just so much fun, and particularly with these scripts – they’ve moved the story forward a lot, so the characters and the circumstances have changed.”
“It’s a wonderful position to be in, to play the same character years and years later from when you first played it – and to have not aged at all!”
Praise for previous Survivors series:
“Endlessly inventive, fascinating and thoroughly addictive.” – Mass Movement
“Intelligent, literate and superbly scripted and performed, this is post-apocalyptic drama of the highest possible calibre.” – Starburst
“Survivors really is something special. 10/10.” – SciFi Bulletin
Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.