With the premiere episode of Season 7.2 of ‘Doctor Who’ now come and gone, the BBC is looking to keep the excitement going and has released two trailers for next week’s episode, ‘The Rings of Akhaten’.

With Clara on board as a companion, the fun now really begins! In ‘The Rings of Akhaten’, Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

In will be interesting to see if Queen Nefertiti will make an appearance in this episode. If you recall, in ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, the queen did mention she was married to King Akhaten.

‘The Rings of Akhaten’ was written by Neil Cross, better known as the writer for the horror film ‘Mama’ and the critically acclaimed BBC series ‘Luther’. In a recent press conference, Moffat was asked how Cross came to write for the series:

Neil Cross is a writer that I knew of but I’ve never met. He’d done ‘Luther’ and books and a terrific, terrific writer. I’ve actually read a script he’d written a few years ago. We’d never quite got it together. When Caroline Skinner came on to the show , he’s an old friend, Neil Cross, is an old friend of hers, and she’s like, ”I’m going to chase him and see if we can’t work out the scheduling”. And he’s a huge ‘Doctor Who’ fan, and even though on both occasions this year he did not have the time to write an episode… He leapt at the chance to shove everything out of the way, you know, to do that.

Sort of what I’m looking for all the time, this sounds terribly snobbish and awful, but I’m looking for show runner level writers who’d give their right arm to write a ‘Doctor Who’ story. That’s what I’d like. And it’s surprising how often we get that, how often, how many of our writing staff, if I can call them that, how many of our writing team are show runners themselves. So it was a gift to us and Neil took to it like a duck to water so, it was brilliant.

Check out the two trailers for the next week’s episode below:

‘Doctor Who’ airs Saturdays on BBC America at 8PM/7C.