"It's great to be back enjoying Sarah Jane with some fantastic new adventures," said the actress, who returned to Doctor Who for the 'School Reunion' episode in 2006. "There's still so much more to find out about her after all these years. I hope that viewers have as much fun watching the series as I did making it."
The show's executive producer Russell T Davies explained: "This is a wonderful opportunity to use all our Doctor Who resources here in Cardiff for the making of a brand new drama for CBBC. We hope brand new viewers join us for ten full-blooded episodes of excitement and danger, headlined by a truly excellent cast."
The Sarah Jane Adventures will be shown in 25 minute weekly instalments on BBC One from Monday, September 24 at 5pm, beginning with 'Revenge of the Slitheen'.