Press Releases — BBC Studios - Americas

May 14, 2020

BBC Books to publish two exciting new novels for the multi-platform Doctor Who project Time Lord Victorious

New York, NY – BBC Books has revealed that it will be publishing two novels to tie into BBC Studios multi-platform Doctor Who story, Time Lord Victorious.

Time Lord Victorious will tell a new and untold story, set within the Dark Times at the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. Following several Doctors across space and time as they defend their home planet from a terrible race, this is a story like no other.

Time Lord Victorious will feature the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Doctor characters, companion Rose Tyler and monsters including the Daleks and the Ood, with more to be revealed over the coming months as products are announced.

The Knight, The Fool and The Dead by Steve Cole and All Flesh Is Grass by Una McCormack will be available to buy in the UK and U.S.

Doctor Who: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead by Steve Cole

Published in Hardback by BBC Books | 1 October 2020 | $12.99| ISBN 9781785946325

 

We live forever, barring accidents. Just like everyone else in the universe.

The Doctor travels back to the Dark Times, an era where life flourishes and death is barely known…

Then come the Kotturuh – creatures who spread through the cosmos dispensing mortality. They judge each and every species and decree its allotted time to live. For the first time, living things know the fear of ending. And they will go to any lengths to escape this grim new spectre, death.

The Doctor is an old hand at cheating death. Now, at last, he can stop it at source. He is coming for the Kotturuh, ready to change everything so that life wins from the start.

Not just the last of the Time Lords. The Time Lord Victorious.

Doctor Who: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead is published on 1 October 2020 by BBC Books, priced $12.99

Doctor Who: All Flesh Is Grass by Una McCormack

Published in Hardback by BBC Books | 10 December 2020 | $12.99| ISBN 9781785946332

Even a Time Lord can’t change the past.

 A wasteland. A dead world… No, there is a biodome rising from the ashes. Here, life teems and flourishes, with strange, lush plants and many-winged insects with bright carapaces – and one solitary sentient creature, who spends its days talking to the insects and tending this lonely garden. This is Inyit, the Last of the Kotturuh.

In All Flesh is Grass we are transported back to The Dark Times. The Tenth Doctor has sworn to stop the Kotturuh, ending death and bringing life to the universe. But his plan is unravelling – instead of bringing life, nothing has changed and all around him people are dying. Death is everywhere. Now he must confront his former selves – one in league with their greatest nemesis and the other manning a ship of the undead…

Doctor Who: All Flesh Is Grass is published on 10th December 2020 by BBC Books, priced $12.99

About the Authors
Steve Cole (Author) Steve Cole is an editor and children’s author whose sales exceed three million copies. His hugely successful Astrosaurs young fiction series has been a UK top-ten children’s bestseller. His several original Doctor Who novels have also been bestsellers.

Una McCormack is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written four Doctor Who novels: The King’s Dragon and The Way through the Woods (featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory); Royal Blood (featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara), and Molten Heart (featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham). She is also the author of numerous audio dramas for Big Finish Productions.

About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are recognized internationally across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.

In the Americas, BBC Studios operates six offices in the region, and a key production base in Los Angeles, which is responsible for long-running and Emmy®-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero, among others.  The company secures co-production partnerships and content sales, as well as operates a robust franchise management, consumer products, licensing, education, and cinema and live events businesses.  Across the region, BBC Studios manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.), home of original hit series Killing Eve and key brands Doctor WhoTop Gear and Seven Worlds: One Planet; with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada); and strategic partnerships with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel (Canada) and Corus for BBC Canada (Canada), as well as a production partnership with Endemol Shine in Brazil, responsible for the successful Dancing Brasil.