Confirmation is trickling in that Matt Smith will continue his role as The Doctor in the BBC One’s dramatic series, “Doctor Who”, and that he has signed on to continue the series into Series 8 for 2014.
We’ve all been waiting for the other shoe to drop. On August 5, we showed you one of the new Season 7 trailers, which looks amazing. What we didn’t have then was a start date for the first of the five episodes that comprise the new season, though, and now we have it.
Mark your calendars, everybody, because it’s September 1.
Returning (at least for the first episode of the new season) are fan favorites Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams, and Karen Gillian as the unsinkable Amy Pond, but only long enough to tell the end of their part of the Doctor Who story. It will also story the arrival of the Doctor’s new sidekick, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Matt Smith agreed to remain on Doctor Who until at least 2014 after show creator Steven Moffat lured him with ‘brilliant’ future storylines. The actor said that he was keen to stay on board to appear in the 2013 series, which Moffat has reportedly already begun writing. And he told The Sun, ‘His first episode sounds great. It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to. ‘When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, “Are you ready to cry?”.’ Smith added.
The series’ first new episode of the new season will be called Asylum Of The Daleks, and has already screened at BFI Southbank, and will show again on Tuesday before being shown at the Edinburgh International TV Festival which runs from August 23-25.
Smith has also said on various occasions that he plans to be with the series when celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.
First five new episode titles
- Asylum of the Daleks
- Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
- A Town Called Mercy
- The Power of Three
- The Angels Take Manhattan
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