It’s that time again Whovians…filming on the new season of ‘Doctor Who’ is set to begin on February 20th! This season will see the return of Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor in what Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat calls “…the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made.”
Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) will have their final adventure with The Doctor and The Doctor will find a new Companion along the way this season. We’ll also see the return of some familiar monsters from seasons past, as well as some new ones posing challenges and creating mayhem for The Doctor to solve.
Director Saul Metzstein, whose award-winning work includes ‘Micro Men’, ‘Late Night Shopping’ and BBC Wales’ ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ is confirmed as director for this season. Along with Steven Moffat, the production team will include Caroline Skinner (Executive Producer) and Marcus Wilson (Producer). For the first time, the show will be produced at the new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, which is not set to officially open until March.
In addition, Toby Whithouse and Chris Chibnall are confirmed to be writing episodes for the new season of ‘Doctor Who’. Whithouse is best known for creating and writing the BBC version of ‘Being Human’, which now has a U.S. version running. He already has experience writing for the ‘Doctor Who’ series by penning the episodes “School Reunion”, “The Vampires Of Venice” and most recently, “The God Complex”. Chris Chibnall is no stranger to ‘Doctor Who’ either as he wrote “42”, “The Hungry Earth” and its second part “Cold Blood”. He’s also written for ‘Torchwood’, ‘United’ and ‘Life on Mars’.
So what do you think Who Fans? Are you heartbroken over the thought of exit of The Ponds? Excited about the prospect of a new Companion? Any monsters you’re really hoping to see again this season? Any you’re really hoping not see? Share your thoughts below!