Something New for Doctor Who
Well here's something to whet your appetite. The 32nd Season of Doctor Who is coming to America! No Eddie Murphy here. The two part season opener brings the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith and the lovely Amy Pond, Karen Gillan, to of all places - Utah! Stven Moffat (BLINK) is writing the episode which is set to film in November.
It's being co-produced with BBC AMERICA, so we hope that doesn't mean a dumbing down of Mr. Moffat's work. If all goes well, the American's will keep their noses out of this and let Moffat exude his brilliance! Actual production stated in Cardiff this month (October)
SPOILERS!!!! ALEX KINGSTON WILL REPRISE HER ROLE AS RIVER SONG!!!!!!
Showrunner and lead writer, Steven Moffat, said: “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually! And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he’s been in America before. But not for real, not on location - and not with a story like this one! Oh, you wait!”
Piers Wenger, Head of Drama BBC Wales and Executive Producer, added: "Steven's scripts generally inspire us to go that extra mile - this time we're going that extra four thousand. Thanks to our friends at BBC AMERICA and to the continuing ambition of our lead writer and production team, the first two episodes of Matt Smith's second season as the Doctor are going global and look set to become Doctor Who's most action-packed and ambitious season opener yet."
The new season follows on from the Doctor Who Christmas special guest starring Katherine Jenkins and Michael Gambon which is due to premiere during the holiday season. Season 32 will start airing on BBC AMERICA in spring 2011 and has been split into two blocks, with the second block airing in autumn 2011. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.