Mark Wright adapts new audio book starring David Tennant

The much-anticipated full-cast audio drama sequel to 2005’s Luther Arkwright is released today from Big Finish Productions. 

Multi-award-winning actor David Tennant returns to lead the cast of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright: Heart of Empire, some 18 years after he originated the role on audio. Joining him are returning cast members India Fisher (as Queen Anne), Siri O’Neal (as Rose), Robert Jezek (as Karl), and Jez Fielder (as Harry Fairfax).

David Tennant said: “There was always a vague ambition to perhaps return to this character. It takes a bit of bending of the brain to fully appreciate the worlds of Luther Arkwright but it’s definitely worth the effort.

“We’ve almost waited long enough for the sequel to be in real time. Eighteen years is quite a long time ago. A lot’s happened in between. Another life.”

The new box set follows Victoria Arkwright (played by Georgina Hellier), the daughter of Luther Arkwright and Queen Anne, 23 years after she was born alongside her twin, Henry, in the battle heard at the end of the first release. Now she embarks on a mission to uncover her family’s hidden secrets…

Mark Wright, who adapted Bryan Talbot‘s original graphic novel for audio, said: “It feels like a little bit of unfinished business has been put to rest. The chance to work once again in the breathtaking, mind-bending, exciting universe that Bryan created is one of those ‘pinch-me’ moments. I got to do it in 2005, and to get to do it again years later is just lucky!

“And to hear the original members of the cast – David, India, Jeremy, Siri, Robert – return along with our amazing new lead Georgina, it doesn’t get much better really.”

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