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New Doctor Who spinoff- The Sarah Jane Adventures

by on Sep.14, 2006, under Television

Elisabeth Sladen is getting a second chance at a spinoff series – The Sarah Jane Adventures was announced for the CBBC with a 60-minute special early in the new year, and a series later in the year. Joining her is Yasmin Paige (The Misty Show) as her 13-year-old neighbor, Maria. They join together to fight alien forces within Britain. Update: For those that are unaware, they tried to spin Sarah Jane off before in 1981 with K9 and Company, which also explains how she had a version of K9.

2 Comments for this entry

  • mbourgon

    And the recent two seasons of Sarah Jqne…

    wonder if those will be considered canon?

  • mbourgon

    teach me not to read TFA.

    The character of Sarah Jane Smith has recently appeared in a series of licensed audio adventures by Big Finish. But Davies said that he doesn’t consider those appearances part of the Doctor Who canon. “Nothing we say in The Sarah Jane Adventures will contradict anything that ever happened in the Big Finish stories, but neither will we refer to them, because we’re very different,” Davies said. “Much as I love the Big Finish adventures, it’s a very small and very specific audience, and if we tried to pick up from that, no one would have any idea what we’re on about. Plus, those Sarah Jane stories were very much for adults, and this is a children’s series, and it won’t be shown in the Doctor Who timeslot either; it will be shown earlier. So it’s a brand-new start. It’s written as though if you never heard of Sarah Jane and don’t know what’s going on.”

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