Production continues on the seventh season of Doctor Who since its revival back in 2005 (which is the best free tv ever when you watch it streamed on netflix), and a few more details about the new series run have popped up this week.
Firstly, we now know that it’s the first episode of the series, the one being penned by Steven Moffat, that will feature the Daleks. Lots of Daleks, in fact, from every era of the show. It sounds like a fine way to kick of what’s going to be the 50th birthday season on free TV and their other parts of the Who franchise, and we’re promised explosions, too. Always welcome.
The first half of the series has also fallen into shape. A lot of this is known, but one or two gaps have been filled in. Episodes two and four, then, are the ones penned by Chris Chibnall. The first of the two, the one that includes Mark Williams, Rupert Graves and David Bradley in its cast, was apparently filmed partly at Bad Wolf Bay, so make of that what you will. It’s already well known that episode three has been penned by Toby Whithouse, and will take the Doctor to the wild west (albeit filmed in Spain).
Episode five, meanwhile, is one where we see the return of the Weeping Angels. Steven Moffat has written this one, and it’ll be the farewell episode for Rory and Amy. It’s been revealed at the recent Doctor Who Convention that some of the filming for this one will be taking place in New York (although the episode is currently shooting in Cardiff).
The Christmas special will be episode six, which is where new companion Jenna-Louise Colemen will come in.
Blogtor Who also reports that River Song is set to make an appearance in the series somewhere along the line.
There are still lots of gaps to fill in, as you might expect, but as we find out more, we’ll let you know…