Monday, August 4, 2014

New DARK SHADOWS serial scheduled for 2015

Note: This art is something I knocked together to get your attention.
News about DARK SHADOWS: BLOODLUST has been slowly leaking from Big Finish during the last few months. Writers and producers for the DARK SHADOWS line have been hinting at the possibility of a long-form storyline since last year, and it looks like the project will become a reality at the start of 2015.

DARK SHADOWS: BLOODLUST is a 13-part miniseres set to begin in early January, with two MP3 installments in the series scheduled to be released weekly on Tuedays and Fridays. The series will later be collected in two compact disc collections.

DARK SHADOWS: BLOODLUST will see the town of Collinsport unravel as a tragic death causes repercussions for all its inhabitants – human, vampire, werewolf and ghost. Written by Alan Flanagan, Will Howells and Joseph Lidster (who have all been guests on The Collinsport Historical Society podcast), it's interesting that the official plot summary from Big Finish invoking the V-word. Will the storyline feature the return of Barnabas Collins? And will actor Andrew Collins, who played Barnabas in the company's earliest DARK SHADOWS audio dramas, be far behind?* Let the speculation begin!

While I'm confident Flanagan, Howells & Lidster have the storyline hammered out (if not entirely scripted) by now, there are a lot of details yet to be disclosed. The series has its own hub at the Big Finish website with links reserved for all 13 episodes, but the cast is still listed as TBD. It's going to be fun to watch this production unfold, and even more fun to see how the fans embrace the serial format.

DARK SHADOWS: BLOODLUST is available to for special pre-order prices now, including a download subscription and bundle of the two collections

(*I'm genuinely asking. While I've got a good relationship with Big Finish, I don't press them for too many details about unreleased stories. If I don't know any secrets, I don't have to feign ignorance.)

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