Big Finish has reported that Christopher Eccleston will be returning to the TARDIS for new Ninth Doctor shenanigans. Eccleston, who portrayed the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 Doctor Who revival, will reprise his role as the fantastic Time Lord for 12 full-cast audio adventures. These stories will be released across four box sets, the first volume crash landing to Earth in May 2021. Eccleston had this to say regarding his reprisal: 

After 15 years it will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world, bringing back to life a character I love playing.

Now, Eccleston only stayed aboard the TARDIS for one season, but his portrayal has garnered a slew of devoted fans in the years since we witnessed the Ninth Doctor’s regeneration. Doctor Who‘s return to the small screen 15 years ago has spawned new viewers to the franchise, including a revitalized interest in classic Doctor Who

Thankfully, Doctor Who fans can pre-order all four volumes in three formats. There’s a collector’s edition CD, digital download, and a limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl. You can browse Big Finish’s collection and pre-order the impending Ninth Doctor installments here

Big Finish Chairman, Jason Haigh-Ellery, sung Eccleston’s praises. 

I first talked to Christopher about returning to the role of the Doctor at the Gallifrey One convention in February this year. Christopher said he was enjoying meeting the fans and was pleased that his Doctor was remembered so fondly. He indicated he would be open to discussing a project with Big Finish. 

And then the pandemic happened and time moved both quickly and very slowly. Over recent months, ideas have been exchanged and discussions had. I am so pleased that Christopher has decided to return to the role with us – and I’m excited to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we discover the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.

In addition to the four box sets of Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor’s Adventures, each set will contain four discs and exclusive behind-the-scenes extras. Hey, the more we get of our fantastic Ninth Doctor, the better!

My humble opinion? I can’t wait for Eccleston’s return. Of course, I’d love to see him reprise his role on screen, but I’ll take what I can get. The Ninth Doctor holds a special place in my heart and I wish we had more time with him. He was…wait for it…fantastic

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