Production on this years Doctor Who Christmas Special got under way this week and marks the return of a fan favorite, Alex Kingston‘s River Song. If you thought you had s a complicated relationship with your significant other than step back, because River and the Doctor have perhaps the craziest love story in all the universe, and time itself.
Show runner Steven Moffat said:
The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time …
This will be the first time we see River and Peter Capladi‘s Doctor together and it will be interesting to see Capaldi try to out gruff Kingston’s ever cheerful River. Kingston had this to say about returning to the show:
To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humor and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read-through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September? Why not!
This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, the 11th, hits television screens December 25th on BBC America. Douglas Mackinnon, who directed this year’s Sherlock Christmas Special, is directing the Steven Moffat written Doctor Who Christmas Special script.
Don’t worry though, there’s still a whole season (12 Episodes) of Doctor Who coming this September 19th to tide you over until River Song’s return this Christmas.