In January, BIG FINISH slipped a major announcement into listing about their upcoming releases for 2013. In addition to revealing the names and titles of most of this year's episodes, the press release also had this to say:
"The Wicked and the Dead, returns to the range for The Lucifer Gambit, a story that also sees the return to Dark Shadows of an actor - and character - yet to have featured in the audio series..."Now, the roster of original actors from DARK SHADOWS yet to appear in a Big Finish release is relatively small. Fans have been speculating about the identity of this actor and character. Is it HUMBERT ALLEN ASTREDO? The actor hasn't made an appearance in a Big Finish audio drama, but his most famous character played a major role in a recent release. Is it DAVID HENESY? Pffft. Don't hold your breath. I get the impression HENESY has about as much interest in revisiting DARK SHADOWS as most people do in repeating the third grade.
As you can see, the list is pretty short. So here's my guess: VICTORIA WINTERS.
While ALEXANDRA MOLTKE hasn't had much interest in acting since stepping away from DARK SHADOWS in the 1960s, it's entirely possible Big Finish was able to convince her that recording dialogue for one of their audio adventures would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Also, it would go a long way toward appeasing fans.
Still, the return of Victoria Winters is a long shot. The safe money is the return of Robert Rodan as ADAM, which has some amazing possibilities. In fact, it would probably make for a much more interesting story than tacking on a happy ending to the unresolved tale of Victoria Winters.