Pearl Mackie Doctor Who Bill

By now, everyone from the most hard-core ‘Doctor Who’ watchers to the most casual fez-wearing fans have heard the sad, sad news: there will be no new season of the long-running series in 2016, just one lonely Christmas-special episode at the end of the year. While the British sci-fi serial has seen exponentially explosive popularity gains since its revival in 2005, this is hardly the first season in the show’s 50-plus year history in which no new episodes have been forthcoming. This year will be, however, the longest stretch of time in the “modern” era of the show where no new TV content will be presented.

Whovians can rejoice slightly, though, knowing that Season (series) 10 has officially begun shooting!  BBC’s official Doctor Who Twitter has shared both photos and a new video from the set, with the latter featuring the new companion, Bill, played by Pearl Mackie.

Here’s the video for you to enjoy:

It’s my first day on location!  Look, it’s snowing – in June!  It’s mad, it’s really exciting. There’s loads of fans!”

Even though current ‘Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has previously said that audiences won’t meet Bill until the first episode of the 10th season, the fact that the DW crew is currently shooting a scene with snow does beg the question: will Bill be showing up in the 2016 Christmas Special, the only episode of new ‘Doctor Who’ to be released this calendar year?

For the answer to that question, only time will tell.  The 10th season of ‘Doctor Who’ will premiere in Spring 2017, and the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special will air sometime in December 2016, both on BBC.

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Tony Schaab went to a convention once, and all he bought there was a towel; he patted himself on the back, however, the Vogon Constructor Fleet showed up at Earth the next day.  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.