Launching later in 2023, Doctor Who fans will get the chance to immerse themselves in transmedia series featuring Doom, the Universe’s “most formidable assassin”. With a vortex manipulator and only 24 hours to spare, Doom travels across all of time and space in pursuit of the Doctor, hoping to save her from impending doom.
Bringing Doom to life is Sooz Kempner, a performer who is a graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, and an award-winning stand-up comedian and comedy sketch artist. Kempner is best known for her viral impersonation videos and will be the face and voice of Doom. She recently completed filming for a forthcoming Big Talk/CBS Studios series for Freevee and is set to tour her solo comedy show, Playstation, in 2023 before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.
As Doom journeys through time and space, viewers will encounter many fan-favourite characters who will add excitement and intrigue to the series.
Doctor Who show runner Russell T Davies 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 Kempner 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”.
Later this year, Doom’s Day will be introduced on Doctor Who’s digital channels, followed by various products from Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Penguin Random House, East Side Games, Big Finish, and BBC Audio. These partners will each create their own stories about Doom’s Day, with each adventure focusing on a specific one of the 24 hours that Doom has left on the clock. These standalone tales will also have an overarching storyline that will unfold leading up to the finale, which will be available on Doctor Who’s digital channels.