An all-new animated Doctor Who adventure is coming, with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor inviting fans to step inside a virtual reality version of the TARDIS and join her at the centre of the action facing a deadly threat.
The BBC says Doctor Who: The Runaway will run for around 12 minutes and will be available on selected VR headsets “in the coming months.”
Jo Pearce, creative director for the BBC’s digital drama team, says: “Fans will experience the TARDIS like never before in this thrilling new interactive story.
“As ever, the Doctor is full of warmth, wit and charm – helped by a wonderful performance from Jodie – which puts fans at the heart of the story as they immerse themselves in this beautifully animated world.”
Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, says: “Our team at the BBC VR Hub has been creating new experiences with the goal of helping to usher virtual reality into the mainstream, and Doctor Who is exactly the sort of series that can help more people to try this new technology.
“The show has been pushing boundaries for over 55 years, and VR enables Doctor Who to explore a whole new dimension of storytelling.”
Featuring new original music from series composer Segun Akinola, Doctor Who: The Runaway has been written by Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg, whose previous VR films include Alice, the Virtual Reality Play and The Real Thing VR.
It has been produced by the BBC’s digital drama team, BBC VR Hub and Passion Animation Studios.