Dinosaurs, Daleks and cowboys: new series Doctor Who secrets revealed
Doctor Who is set to take on one of his biggest monsters to date in the next series of the time travelling series.
The new series kicks off in the autumn with Asylum Of The Daleks – starring everyone’s favourite crypto-fascist pepperpots. The second episode in the new series ups the monster ante with one of the largest ever sets created for the show. And it needs to be big to house a range of bloodthirsty prehistoric predators for – wait for it – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and Arthur Darvill as Rory, the episode will also co-star Mark Williams from the Fast Show as Rory’s dad, Brian, and Rupert Graves from Sherlock.
The BBC also confirmed today that episode three, filmed on location in Spain, will be a western entitled A Town Called Mercy.
Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, said:
“Dinosaurs On A Spaceship – what more do you need! The Doctor will come face to face with some of the most monstrous creatures evolution has ever produced, on some of the most monstrous sets we’ve ever built. We took one look at Chris Chibnall’s brilliant script and said to ourselves ‘We’re going to need a bigger corridor’.
“And Toby Whithouse’s A Town Called Mercy takes us into a genre Doctor Who hasn’t attempted since the Sixties – it’s a full blooded western. We knew from the start we need some serious location shooting for this one, and given the most iconic American setting imaginable, there was only one place to go – Spain.”
The show returns with a run of five followed by the Christmas special and a further eight episodes in 2013.
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