Doctor Who's Daleks are getting their own cartoon

As part of the new transmedia Doctor Who series, Time Lord Victorious, the BBC has announced that the Daleks are getting their own animated CGI miniseries.

Yes, that's right: everyone's favorite genocidal trashcans on wheels, now immortalized as adorable cartoons. Here's the blurb.

The Dalek Empire comes up against a terrible force.

The Daleks' plundering of the Archive of Islos unearths something ancient and deadly. Soon Skaro is under attack and the Dalek Emperor is on the run! Can the Daleks defeat their adversaries and regain their planet, even with help from an old enemy?

Will this be the end of the Daleks?

Written by James Goss and created by Salford-based animators Studio Liddell, Daleks! is a BBC Studios Digital production.

Daleks! will consist of five 10 minute episodes and will feature a star-studded voiceover cast with Nicholas Briggs (voice of the Daleks in Doctor Who) Joe Sugg (YouTube, Strictly Come Dancing), Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard, The Sarah Jane Adventures) and Ayesha Antoine (Holby City).

I'm assuming this is going to be just like Saturday Morning Watchmen.