Comic Sooz Kempner to play intergalactic assassin in multi-platform story to celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary
Comedian Sooz Kempner will play an intergalactic assassin in a new multi-platform story to celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary.
The BBC show will mark six decades since its first episode ‘An Unearthly Child’ aired on Thursday, November 23, and it was announced on Monday (20.03.23) a new story called ‘Doom’s Day’ will play out across platforms including Doctor Who’s digital channels, comics, audio and video games to toast the landmark.
After a teaser trailer was released on Sunday, fans have now been told the tale will follow “the universe’s greatest assassin, Doom” played by Sooz.
The 38-year-old will be seen zipping through time and space in pursuit of the Doctor to help save her after Death was sent to hunt her down.
She has only a day – and a “vortex manipulator” – to save herself before her fate is sealed.
Returning showrunner Russell T Davies, 59, said: “‘Doom’s Day’ is a huge new adventure for the whole Doctor Who universe – starring the brilliant and hilarious Sooz Kempner as an intergalactic assassin.
“Her adventures will span comics, audio, a novel, video games stories and more, expanding the world of Doctor Who into brand new territories. Beware the Doom’s Day, it’s coming for us all.”
Sooz added: “To be part of the Doctor Who universe, a British institution up there with cups of tea and James Bond, is surreal and amazing!
“I love everything about Doom and can’t believe I get to travel across time and space with her.”
The new story follows a similar one called ‘Time Lord Victorious’, which played out in comics, magazines, audio and more in 2020.
‘Doom’s Day’ will kick off on Doctor Who digital channels followed by segments in their partners the Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Penguin Random House, East Side Games, Big Finish and BBC Audio, each telling a section of Doom’s story.
They will create their own adventures for ‘Doom’s Day’, with each focusing on one of the 24 hours Doom has left on the clock.
The standalone stories will also have an overarching narrative that will play out before the finale which will be released on Doctor Who digital channels.
A graduate and associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Sooz is a multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, comedy sketch artist and actor.
Known for her viral impersonation videos, Sooz recently wrapped on a forthcoming Big Talk/CBS Studios series for Freevee and throughout 2023 will be on tour with her solo comedy show, ‘Playstation’, before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.