Elisabeth Sladen – the actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures – is getting a special tribute in the Whoniverse.
It’s thanks to John Barrowman and sister Carole, who have created a new comic-book character in Sladen’s honour. Simply called Sladen, the character will be introduced in Torchwood: The Culling #1 after she’s discovered in a pod buried in the Arctic.
Why was she there? How will the Torchwood team react to her arrival? And Will K9 have a cameo? We’re not quite sure – details are being kept a mystery.
Revealing the new character in a Facebook post, John and Carole – who write the comic book series – said: “We are very excited to bring this new character Sladen to the world of Torchwood. You all know both Carole and I were great fans of the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen who played Sarah Jane Smith and what a better way to pay homage to her and create a character with her last name.
“Elisabeth Sladen/ Sarah Jane Smith was the mother of our ship on Doctor Who and now Sladen lives in Torchwood.”
They also hinted: “Now Captain Jack must battle his worst nightmare… or greatest daydream!”
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