While we might not be getting any new episodes this year, we will be treated to a special virtual reality adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor.
Written by Victoria Asare-Archer (Death in Paradise) and directed by Mathias Chelebourg (Alice, the Virtual Reality Play), Doctor Who: The Runaway is a 13 minute original story set inside the TARDIS in which viewers can help the Doctor pilot the TARDIS to save a mysterious creature from an evil force.
The following synopsis for the episode has now been released:
You’ve been in a collision. You wake inside the TARDIS. The Doctor introduces you to the person, or thing, you collided with. He’s a strange and magnificent ball of living energy called Volta. Part surly teenager, part bomb, Volta is very unstable. In fact, he’s primed to explode. Big time. Unless he can be returned to his home planet, sharpish. The problem is, a squad of galactic busybodies has other plans for Volta. Bad ones. Drawn into a frantic chase, you become The Doctor’s unlikely assistant as she races against time to get Volta home to his parents. Armed with a sonic screwdriver, it is down to you to help The Doctor as she faces the forces of evil, and teenage angst, in this animated 13-minute VR adventure from the team behind Doctor Who Series 11.
Though there is no official release date yet, the BBC have released the following trailer:
Doctor Who: The Runaway will be available to play on Oculus Rift & HTC Vive; 360 version for Oculus Go, Gear VR and YouTube.