Get ready, Whovians! There’s much in store when Doctor Who returns to our television screens in four weeks, from new companion Clara to new and familiar monsters and guest stars galore!
Kicking off Doctor Who: Season 7, Part 2 is “The Bells of St. John,” a modern-day urban thriller set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks The Shard and Westminster Bridge. Penned by series showrunner, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, it introduces a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who battle The Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.
Following “The Bells of St. John” will be seven more epic episodes, including a ghost story, an underwater siege and a period drama, written by Moffat (Sherlock), acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen), Neil Cross (Luther), and Stephen Thompson (Upstairs, Downstairs).
Not only will The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) travel through space and time, they’ll also journey from the bottom of the ocean to the center of the TARDIS and beyond. And along the way, they’ll meet new adversaries and familiar foes, including the Cybermen and Ice Warriors, as well as friends.
Guest stars include Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives), Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Richard E Grant (Iron Lady), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders). And mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) and Rachael Stirling (Tipping the Velvet) will appear on screen together for the first time.
Said Moffat of The Doctor’s latest adventures:
“It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway!”
Doctor Who premieres on Saturday, 30 March at 8:00PM Eastern as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday.