Big Finish announced this week that Freema Agyeman will return to play former Doctor Who companion Martha Jones in Torchwood: Dissected. This marks Agyeman's debut in a Big Finish audio drama, with the actress starring alongside Eve Myles, who reprises her role as Torchwood agent Gwen Cooper.
As the official synopsis goes:
Gwen Cooper turns up on Martha Jones's doorstep with a dead body in tow. She needs to ask one final favour of her. And to find out why they stopped being friends.
A lot's happened to Torchwood since Martha left. A lot's happened to Martha since she left Torchwood. And there's something very odd about the dead body Gwen's brought with her. Tonight she's going to be getting more answers than she bargained for.
Don't you just hate it when a friend brings you a dead body?
A Jolly Homecoming for a "Doctor Who" Alum
"Aw mate, the nostalgia has been quite overwhelming," Agyeman spoke about returning to the character of Martha Jones. "It really is like stepping into comfortable old shoes. It feels like about five minutes ago and yet so much time has passed. That's the wonderful thing about the Whoniverse – you never feel on the outside of it. It's great to be back."
"I first met Freema back in 2006 working on Doctor Who Confidential," director Scott Handcock said. "I watched Martha Jones arrive and grow, and it's a pleasure to welcome her back to the world of Torchwood. It's something we've been chatting about for years, and to finally make it happen with the amazing Eve Myles (who adores her and vice versa) is a real treat!"
Writer Tim Foley talked about uniting two of science fiction's most courageous female leads:
"Martha Jones is back! And I've locked her in a room with Gwen! It's such a delight to pit these two against each other. This is quite an experimental story – you'll be listening to an autopsy in real time, which was such a fun challenge. Luckily for me Eve and Freema spar off each other marvellously, stuck in a lab with nothing but a corpse for company…"
Torchwood: Dissected starring Agyeman and Myles, will be released in February 2020, priced at £7.99 for download or £9.99 for CD. All CD purchases unlock a download option via the Big Finish app and the Big Finish website.