Who Loves America

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In a new interview with Collider, Doctor Who producer Piers Wenger has spoke about Series 6 and described the opening two-parter as a love letter to the States.

“The team left the UK on Saturday and is traveling out to Utah, to Mojave, where they’re filming some scenes. There are scenes set in New York and San Francisco. It is Doctor Who’s love letter to the States.

“Last year started with the TARDIS crash-landing on Big Ben in London and that was an opportunity for British audiences to be reminded of Doctor Who’s British heritage. But this year, it’s all about America, it’s all about taking the show out to the States and seeing what Doctor Who will feel like set in America and in some very iconographic parts of the American landscape… He will meet a president!”

Wenger also spoke briefly about the Christmas special, recently announced as A Christmas Carol. Asked how closely it follows the Charles Dickens classic he said: “It kind of riffs on the Dickens story. There’s no one called Scrooge in it and it’s not set on Earth, but there are familiar archetypes from that story within it that will please fans of Dickens’s original.”

See the full interview here.