The BBC has released the first image of the Doctor as he will appear in the new animated Doctor Who story, Dreamland.
Written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) Dreamland will see the Doctor – played by David Tennant – arrive at Roswell where he stumbles upon a mysterious alien artifact that leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military.
Joining David Tennant will be Georgia Moffett (Doctor Who, Spooks) in the role of Cassie Rice – the Doctor’s new animated companion. David Warner (Wallander, Hogfather) also stars as the leader of the ruthless Viperox.
In the run-up to the animation, fans will be able to visit the Doctor Who website to follow a behind-the-scenes production blog on the making of Dreamland, giving the opportunity to follow the progress of the animation as it develops.
Dreamland was commissioned by BBC Drama Multiplatform and will be produced for the BBC by Brighton-based animation company Littleloud. It is being executive produced by Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Piers Wenger, with Gary Russell as director.
Russell T Davies said: “Dreamland is a remarkable project and I’m thrilled with it. Phil Ford is a wonderful writer and promises to send the Doctor into a whole new visual dimension.”
The 45 minute six-part series is due for broadcast later this year.