Big Finish announce release of ‘New Dawn 3’ Survivors audio boxset

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BIG FINISH HAVE today (9 December) announced that a new full-cast Survivors audio boxset – the third in the ‘New Dawn’ series – will be released in February 2023.

Survivors: New Dawn 3 will again star Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards). All three episodes in the new boxset have been written by acclaimed Big Finish director Ken Bentley – who has directed all of Big Finish’s Survivors releases and who previously wrote the audio series two episode Dark Rain.

Survivors: New Dawn 3 is available to pre-order, as both a collector’s edition three-disc CD and digital download combo or as a digital download only, from the Big Finish site.

Although the news was somewhat hidden within the lengthy Big Finish press release, it was also revealed that a fourth boxset in the New Dawn series has been commissioned.

Survivors: New Dawn 4 is scheduled for release in June 2023. Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming are confirmed as cast members, and Ken Bentley is credited as the director, but there is as yet no information on writers or episode titles.

Survivors: New Dawn 4 is also available for pre-order as a collector’s edition three-disc CD and digital download combo or as a digital download only.

The best value for those able to pre-order comes from purchasing a bundle of both New Dawn 3 and New Dawn 4.

A New Age Has Dawned for the Survivors!

The Survivors: New Dawn saga continues with a brand-new box set of atmospheric full-cast audio dramas based on the Terry Nation BBC TV series, due for release in February 2023.

Survivors originally aired from 1975-77, following a community of survivors in the aftermath of a world-wide plague known as the Death. Since 2014, Big Finish has continued the post-apocalyptic tale on audio starring the original series actors Carolyn Seymour (as Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (as Jenny Richards).

In three dystopian adventures, set two decades after the original outbreak, conflict between the survivors intensifies as power struggles, political tension, and a generational clash threatens the society they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.

Survivors: New Dawn 3 is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or as a digital download only (for just £16.99), exclusively here.

The three stories, all written by Ken Bentley, are as follows:

  • The Turning Part One
  • The Turning Part Two
  • Samaritans

NOTE: Survivors contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.

Producer Emma Haigh said: “I’m so pleased we can learn more about Abby and Jenny again and the continuing lives of the survivors. This series is a fascinating exploration of what can happen when society is seriously challenged by a warming environment and dwindling natural resources. But also shows the true kindness of human beings to one another.”

Director Ken Bentley added: “Some of the first writing I did for Big Finish was on Survivors and it was a privilege to help establish the style and voice of the series, including an episode that was shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2016.

“Eight or nine years ago when David Richardson, Matt Fitton, and I first started work on the series we knew we wanted to be true to Terry Nation’s original vision for Survivors. We also had a clear idea of where we wanted the story to go, we just never knew when we might get there.

“I’m really grateful to Emma for giving Matt and me the opportunity to team up once again as we begin Abby and Jenny’s final journey. It won’t be entirely easy listening, but then Survivors never has been.”

Praise for Survivors: New Dawn 2:

New Dawn 2 is another definite hit. The tension builds relentlessly, leading to a nail-biting conclusion. The stories are well-written, the supporting cast strong and the sound design and music impeccable.”

We Made This Network

Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming sparkle in their roles as these formidable survivors… an incredibly rewarding listen and perhaps one of the best things Big Finish has created.”

Indie Mac User

“… it will leave you nodding your head in approval.”

Warped Factor

Survivors: New Dawn 3 is now available to pre-order for just £19.99 (collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set + download) £16.99 (download only).

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering Survivors: New Dawn 3 and 4 together in a bundle for just £38 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) £33 (download only).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release. From November 2022, new prices will apply.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, 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.

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