Sophie Aldred, who played companion of the Seventh Doctor, Ace in Doctor Who, is set to star in a major role in web-series The Lazarus Machine.
Aldred will play Mary Treacher in the eight-part steampunk web series, which is currently seeking funding on the Kickstarter website. The synopsis is as follows:
THE LAZARUS MACHINE is a dark Steampunk story set in 1911, presented as a complete eight-part webseries. It follows the story of Talia, the daughter of an impoverished and dying Russian scientist, as she tries to bring some normality to their hand-to-mouth existence. But father and daughter have terrible secrets; they are stalked by criminals; fêted by the British Army; and love threatens to destroy everything.
The Kickstarter page for the project can be found here, where several perks can be earned by donating to the project.