BIG FINISH HAVE today (29 December 2021) released more details of the three stories that will make up the second-half of the Survivors: New Dawn audio series.
Due for release in February 2022, Survivors: New Dawn 2 will again feature Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards) in three episodes set two decades on from the events of the series nine Survivors audio boxset.
This concluding New Dawn boxset will begin with Lizbeth Myles ‘Bad Blood’. This will be followed by Andrew Smith’s ‘When First We Practise to Deceive’ before the story completes with Roland Moore’s ‘Last Stand’.
Big Finish’s press release is reproduced below:
The Survivors are in a race against the clock
Survivors: New Dawn continues some 20 years after the previous Big Finish series ended, with original TV series regulars Carolyn Seymour (as Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (as Jenny Richards) in a renewed fight for survival.
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. Since 2014, this audio continuation has been one of Big Finish’s most critically-acclaimed works, having been short-listed in nominations for both the 2015 and 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
The world as we know it has ended. The Death 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.
It’s been twenty years since the Death. Britain has a fledgling government based in Cambridge, and some transport and communications infrastructure has been re-established. International links are being forged, and people are looking to the future with hope. Unfortunately, the worst of human nature has survived along with the best.
Survivors: New Dawn 1 was released in November 2021, with this second set picking up from those events, as Abby and Jenny ride north to confront Governor Dominic Crayle with evidence of his crimes.
The three exciting new episodes are:
Bad Blood by Lizbeth Myles
Abby and Jenny are heading north when they’re thrown into the middle of a conflict between two rival factions. Learning someone has tried to assassinate the local Governor, is there anything they can do to prevent further violence and bloodshed?
When First We Practise to Deceive by Andrew Smith
Abby and Jenny reach the Zone controlled by Governor Dominic Crayle. He has serious questions to answer, but Crayle will go to any lengths to protect his secrets.
Last Stand by Roland Moore
In the overgrown remains of an abandoned city, a new friend helps Abby and Jenny make a last stand against a determined enemy.
Script editor Andrew Smith said: “This series pays off everything we set up in the first one. For Abby, there’s an element of revenge and she’s seeking justice, and Jenny, the Law Minister is there to see she gets it, but they are up against people trying to hide their wrongdoings. I couldn’t have asked for a better finale to Survivors.”
Writer Roland Moore added: “I figured that even though Survivors exists on the back of a deadly outbreak, listeners don’t really want to dwell on viruses at the moment. So the stories view the Death as a historic event – something that has resulted in loss and bereavement, but which is hopefully in the past.”
And writer Lizbeth Myles said: “It was awesome to write for a series I’d loved for so many years. Honestly, I tried very hard not to think about the current pandemic while writing. Like everyone else, I’ve found it enormously stressful and the current world circumstances made it rather more difficult work than usual.”
Survivors: New Dawn 2 is due for release in February 2022 and is now available to pre-order at £19.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set or £16.99 as a download from the Big Finish website.
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Please note that Survivors contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
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.