2nd half of the season coming soon…..
BBC America and Space have announced that they will be showing Let’s Kill Hitler! - Episode 8 of the current season and the first episode of the second half of the season - on August 27th 2011. Although BBC1 has yet to make a formal announcement, it is likely with the current “same day broadcast” agreement in place that they too will be showing the episode that day (the BBC are doing a preview screening of Episode 8 on August 15th, which also makes this a likely date), to kick off a run of the final 6 episodes of the season. The news came at the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, which was attended by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
The news is a little bit surprising as a September date had been everyone’s best estimate for the start of the 2nd half of the season, as one of the reasons cited for the break in the season was to avoid showing episodes in the summer when fewer people are indoors watching tv due to the typically nice weather. I do not know of anywhere in the northern hemisphere that wouldn’t count August as part of the summer - so the ratings are still likely to be adversely affected by summer at least for the first few episodes. Still, I suppose that we shouldn’t be complaining about getting new Who sooner than expected.
A spoiler-filled trailer for the second half of the season can be found at the BBC Doctor Who website here. A warning though - as mentioned, the trailer is so full of spoilers you almost need to watch the trailer twice just to count them all. Only click on that link if you don’t mind having a number of intriguing and revealing spoiler images provided to you in advance of August 27th (it hasn’t been imbedded on this website for a reason!)
Posted by Luca on Monday, July 25 at 2:12 am