Sunday, August 16, 2015

Due Date

As you're probably well aware by now, Torchwood is returning soon via Big Finish Productions. The new audio adventures of Jack, Gwen et al are expected to launch at some point next month (September 2015) - but when exactly?

For anybody not familiar with Big Finish, the company doesn't disclose specific release dates. They also release all their products on different days, across the month. This is due to a number of reasons, but chiefly because Big Finish release that much stuff now it prevents their release schedule becoming crowded, and smaller releases being obscured by more prolific series.

Tomorrow they release The Sixth Doctor - The Last Adventure, exclusively through Big This was originally stated to be a September 2015 release, but that window has been brought forward by two weeks - probably to stop too many customers ordering through other retailers. As this was their most high profile release scheduled for September... it frees up the launch of Torchwood to be their big marketing push for the month.

Ok... so back to my original question. When exactly does the series see the light of day? As far as I can see, there's a few options:

1) The beginning of the month. It's out of the shadows of both The Sixth Doctor - The Last Adventure, and the launch of Doctor Who series 9 on TV. We don't know if the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine carries any sort of Torchwood preview. If it does then this (and option 2) are most likely. If it doesn't... then we're probably looking at the end of the month.

2) During the launch weekend of Doctor Who series 9. Not all that likely, as the limelight will (rightly) be on the parent show, not the audio adventures of its spin-off.

3) The end of the month. Again, however, Doctor Who is back on TV. The series would still be launhing in the shadows of its parent show - would Big Finish take that gamble?  Most likely not.

So... Torchwood @ Big Finish. When's it most likely to launch? predicts:

Some point prior to 19th September 2015.

Watch this space for updates on all upcoming releases.
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