Yes, in eleven days the 11th Doctor will again hop in the TARDIS, hopefully joined by Amy and Rory, to start filming another season of adventures in time and space. The BBC’s official Doctor Who site made the announcement filming on the seventh season would begin on February 20th. They’ll also be shooting in a new studio, the BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, which officially opens in March.
In addition to the shooting date, the Beeb have also confirmed the show’s first director and some writers working on this season.
The first director will be Saul Metzstein (Upstairs Downstairs), with executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat joining new EP Caroline Skinner and producer Marcus Wilson on the production team.
The writers are Toby Whithouse, the creator of BBC’s Being Human and writer of Who episodes “School Reunion,” “The Vampires of Venice,” and “The God Complex,” and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall, who has previously written “42″ and the two-parter “The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood.”
Literally as I’m typing this I’m shaking with excitement, or possibly too much caffeine, but I’ll err on the side of it’s a case Who-citement! Wow, did I really just go there? I am too caffeinated.
Blastr is also reporting on more Moffat teases, adding to hints he already teased us with in the foreward for The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. In an interview with The University Observer Moffat talked about the exit of the Pond’s,
I’m writing that right now, the big Rory and Amy heartbreaking finale. It will be quite heartbreaking. I think you’ll be in trouble watching it.
We just had our official day commencing pre-production on Doctor Who, so as for knowing when it’s actually going to be shown is a little bit optimistic. But we’ll definitely show it, and I’m pretty sure it will be the autumn.
Dammit, Moffat! I’m tearing up just reading this. The Pond’s farewell is going to be too much to handle!
Are you pumped for Doctor Who to begin filming? The sooner they start the sooner things leak, right?
All right, secondly, have you heard of Wholock? The emerging fandom obsessed with the possibility of a crossover between Steven Moffat’s two popular series, Doctor Who and Sherlock. Sherlock, if you’re unaware, is Moffat and Mark Gattis’ fabulous modern adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They’re kind of big deal at the moment, what with their involvement in The Hobbit and Cumberbatch’s mysterious role in Star Trek 2.
The Wholock fandom is blowing up right now and already has an impressive of amount of fanfiction and fanart. Here we’re sharing the next step in fandom, the fan trailer. This is an amazingly well-done trailer for a movie about the meeting of the England’s greatest detective with her favorite Time Lord. Tell us what you think!