Series 6: The Story So Far…
What do we know about Series 6 so far? Actually looking back over the past few months, a lot more than would initially appear. Here’s a round-up of the major confirmations, rumours, hints and teasers so far. Note this does not include the Christmas 2010 special.
- Steven Moffat writing 5 episodes
- Neil Gaiman writing 1 episode
- Mark Gatiss writing 1 episode
- Seven episodes broadcast in Spring 2011, six in Autumn 2011
- Suranne Jones cast as Idris
- Doctor Who heads to America
- Episode 4 filming in a disused nursing home
- Clark: “I’m scared filming this. The kids are gonna freak.”
- Episode 4 is being shot at Dyrham Park serving as a giant doll house
- Bristol filming pics
- More Bristol filming pics
- Episode 3 filming details and pics
- River Song will be killed off
- Amy Pond will be killed off in the Spring 2011 finale – Matt Smith denies it
- No Daleks
- Episode 4 to be called What Are Little Boys Made Of? Plus casting details
- New monsters
Hints and Teasers
- Moffat: “What is the Silence? Who is that? Who are the Silence and what’s coming…?
- Moffat: “You’ve seen more than you think. The Doctor has noticed what you have not…”
- Moffat: “We’re going into the Silence and what they are…”
- Moffat: “You will see the Doctor’s life change forever…”
- 41 hints
- Moffat: “Old Daleks coming back”
- Gaiman: “Idris may be an old friend of the Doctor’s”
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 that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office itself. River Song also returns.
Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Richard Clark.
Guest stars Suranne Jone as Idris – a very important character in the Doctors life. Could be set on post apocalyptic earth or an alien planet.
Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Richard Clark.
Rumoured title, What Are Little Boys Made Of? Set modern day in a giant doll house with scary dolls as monsters.
Written by Steven Moffat (TBC)
Likely a two-parter. Will lead to a shocking cliffhanger that will change the Doctor’s life forever.