UNIT spin-off in development

According to The Mirror. new details have emerged about upcoming Doctor Who spin-offs, including one featuring Jemma Redgrave.

Show runner Russell T. Davies, who has expressed his excitement for the expanded ‘Whoniverse’ following a distribution deal with Disney+, has teased that an episode from the new series is “one of the greatest things I’ve ever made in my life.”

Redgrave is set to star in a spin-off based on the military research organisation UNIT, which she has played a part in for the past decade in various Doctor Who episodes. Davies has been vocal about his desire to expand the Doctor Who universe, with Disney+ serving as the show’s international home.

The character of Kate Stewart was originally created for the unofficial Doctor Who spin-off, Downtime made by Reeltime pictures.

Jemma Redgrave first played the character in the 2012 episode titled “The Power of Three”. She went on to reprise the role in subsequent episodes, including “The Day of the Doctor” in 2013, “Death in Heaven” in 2014, and “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion” in 2015. More recently she has appeared in the UNIT range of audios by Big Finish Productions. As well as fighting alongside Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, in Doctor Who: Flux and “The Power of The Doctor”.

It’s yet unknown if the release of a UNIT TV series, would affected the Big Finish range of audio dramas.

Although the BBC or RTD have yet to make an official announcement, there are reports from multiple reliable sources that a ‘UNIT’ series is currently in development. As soon as more information becomes available, we will provide updates.