Piers Wenger teases sixth season of Doctor Who
Piers Wenger, one of the executive producers of Doctor Who, has teased fans of what they can expect from the BBC shows sixth season.
Piers Wenger, one of the executive producers of Doctor Who, has teased fans of what they can expect from the BBC shows sixth season. In an interview with Collider Wenger also discussed the two-part opener for the sixth season which will be set in America – and will also see filming take place in America. The as yet untitled two part story will see Alex Kingston reprise her role of River Song once more and will also guest-star Mark Sheppard. In the interview Wenger revealed that the two-part would have scenes in ‘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 [the show’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…landscape.” – Piers Wenger talking to Collider.
As well as the next season of Doctor Who having episodes set in America spin-off series Torchwood will return for a fourth season next year which will also be set in America. Torchwood: The New World will see John Barrowman and Eve Myles reprise their respective roles with new American cast members joining the series for a ten-part story.