Series 6 So Far (December Update)

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What do we know about Series 6 so far? Here’s a round-up of the major confirmations, rumours, hints and teasers.

December 2010 Update – New links added and episode guide updated

Air Date

Media

Writers

Casting

Filming

Rumours

Hints and Teasers

Episodes (Spring 2011)

Episode 1 & 2 (two-parter)

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Toby Haynes.
The Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons during the late 1960’s that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office itself. River Song also returns. Features a terrifying monster that may be The Silence. Guest stars Mark Sheppard.

Episode 3

Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Richard Clark.
Set on alien junkyard planet. Guest stars Suranne Jone as Idris – a very important character in the Doctors life. Although Idris is preparing for death as the story begins, she doesn’t actually die. By the time the Doctor and friends meet her she’s gone mad and ends up biting the Time Lord.

Episode 4

Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Richard Clark.
Rumoured title, What Are Little Boys Made Of? Modern day episode in a giant doll house with scary dolls as monsters.

Episode 5 & 6 (two-parter)
Written by Matthew Graham. Directed by Julian Simpson.
Currently believed to be titled ‘The Rebel Flesh’ and ‘Gangers’. About an office block of clones and the story will also see the Doctor and the TARDIS cloned. The episodes will play a pretty big part in the whole series arc.

Episode 7 (two-parter)
Written by Steven Moffat
Will lead to a shocking cliffhanger that will change the Doctor’s life forever

Episodes (Autumn 2011)

Episode 8
Written by Steven Moffat
Conclusion of the Spring cliffhanger.