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Big Finish announce The Paternoster Gang: Trespassers

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A new four volume story arc for the enduringly popular team of Jenny, Madame Vastra and Strax. 

It has been a while since we last heard from The Paternoster Gang, the Doctor’s Victorian-era allies who first appeared in 2011’s ‘A Good Man Goes to War’.

Notwithstanding Sontaran Nurse Strax’s apparent demise in that debut story (he got better), he went on to buttle for the Silurian Madame Vastra and her human wife Jenny Flint; the trio returned for stories with the Eleventh Doctor, culminating in the Twelfth’s Doctor’s debut.

Vastra, Jenny & Strax in The Snowmen

They reeked of spin-off potential from the start, so it was little surprise that, after a few separate audio appearances and a run out for International Women’s Day 2019, the friends finally scored their own audio series. The Paternoster Gang: Heritage storyline ran across four volumes, concluding in late 2020 – you can check out our reviews here.

Now, the team are back with Big Finish announcing a second 12-part series titled The Paternoster Gang: Trespassers. Again, the story will play out across four volumes, with the first slated for release in October 2023.

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Here’s the rather cryptic tease for Trespassers:

The intergalactic investigators have new mysteries to uncover but somehow they all seem to have something in common. Who, or what, are the Trespassers?

More story details will be revealed in due course.

The series stars Neve McIntosh as Vastra, Dan Starkey as Strax and Catrin Stewart as Jenny.

The Paternoster Gang: Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart, Dan Starkey

Producer David Richardson said:

“They’re back! I love this series – it just puts a huge smile on my face. What a joy to have Neve, Catrin and Dan back recording a whole new saga for the gang, beginning with a trio of escapist and witty scripts featuring an array of colourful characters. Simply put: 180 minutes of happiness!”

All four volumes of The Paternoster Gang: Trespassers are available to pre-order from Big Finish, either on Collector’s Edition CD (+digital download) or digital download only.