Doctor Who getting virtual reality special

Doctor Who is getting an immersive VR adventure called Doctor Who: The Runaway.

Fans will get the chance to be the Doctor’s champion and help her, as they find themselves at the centre of the action facing a deadly threat.

The story set in the TARDIS will see Jodie Whittaker reprise her role as the Doctor in animated form. It will run for around 12 minutes and will be available on selected VR headsets in the UK in coming months. Details for Australian fans are yet to be released.

Jo Pearce, creative director for the BBC’s digital drama team, says: “Fans will experience the TARDIS like never before in this thrilling new interactive story. As ever, the Doctor is full of warmth, wit and charm – helped by a wonderful performance from Jodie – which puts fans at the heart of the story as they immerse themselves in this beautifully animated world.”

Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, says: “Our team at the BBC VR Hub has been creating new experiences with the goal of helping to usher virtual reality into the mainstream, and Doctor Who is exactly the sort of series that can help more people to try this new technology. The show has been pushing boundaries for over 55 years, and VR enables Doctor Who to explore a whole new dimension of storytelling.

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