Bernice Summerfield: Dead and Buried is a 10-minute CGI animated adventure that will be available to view absolutely free of charge – check out our gallery of images from what looks to be a superb realisation of Benny, former companion to the Seventh Doctor in his Virgin New Adventures and star of her own long-running series of Big Finish audios!
Actress Lisa Bowerman is back as Benny, returning to her roots as an archaeologist â€“ although it isnâ€™t long before sheâ€™s being pursued through the ruins of an alien world by a deadly adversary.
Dead and Buried is animated by Alex Mallinson, who has been working on the project for months.
â€œIâ€™ve created animated trailers for Cyberman and Dalek Empire in the past but this is a much more complicated prospect,â€ he says. â€œJohn Ainsworth and Eddie Robson have written a cracking yarn which is proving a joy and a challenge to animate.
â€œItâ€™s taken weeks of patient construction, animation, rendering and compositing but it doesnâ€™t truly spring to life until Matthew Cochraneâ€™s evocative sound design is added. â€
Over at the Big Finish website you can get a a glimpse of whatâ€™s to come in the amazing teaser trailer: watch it at www.bigfinish.com/bernice-summerfield.
The final animation will be available in September, completely free and will lead into the events of Bernice Summerfield 11.1 Resurrecting the Past, the first instalment of Bernice Summerfield’s 11th season of adventures, available for pre-order now.