Mar 9, 2011

BBC Sets Doctor Who Season 6 Air-date!

The Doctor is back! Almost!

The announcement was just made that Doctor Who Season 6 will premiere April 23 (Easter weekend) in the U.K. But wait! BBC America also just revealed their premiere date for the show in the United States...APRIL 23! No waiting!!

And we've got this snazzy new poster with the tagline, "Trust your Doctor" to go along with it. Here's the premiere discription: “The Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah — right to the Oval Office in 1969.”

You may already know, the show filmed with the cast for the first time in the United States late last year for these very episodes. Part One of the two-part opener written by showrunner Steven Moffat and this season will feature stars Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica) and River Song herself, Alex Kingston according to Entertainment Weekly.

Will the episodes air concurrently for the entire season? I hope so and it's about time. I hate waiting for the Doctor. I guess I'm like Amy Pond in that way.

6 comments:

OrigamiGirl said...

Absolute glee! I have been waiting expectantly for too long. Also 3rd epsiode by Neil Gaiman, I can barely contain my excitement.

Totz the Plaid said...

Well, it's not entirely true that it's the first story filmed in North America since the 1996 TV movie was filmed in Vancouver, and there was some location filming in New York on the series three two-parter "Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks", though neither of the series regulars at the time (David Tennant & Freema Agyeman) flew over for it.

geeksville said...

Come on Totz, she clearly says "United States"... Vancouver is in Canada.

I'll give you the New York filming, but as you point out, it was a second unit team just getting location shots. No actual acting took place.l

The Nerdy Bird said...

In Totz's defense, I edited to United States from NA, since he made that point, but yes the cast was not here for the New York shoot so this is still a first for them.

mark said...

Ohhh, evil Mark Sheperd is evil. Possibly only actor more frequently evil than Wil Wheaton. This, will, be, goooood.

Garland said...

Did the Christmas special ever air in the U.S., or is it going to?