More Matt Smith-era Who on the Way for 2012!
The BBC officially confirmed today via twitter that another 14 episodes of Doctor Who had been commissioned after the current run (which itself doesn’t conclude until the autumn), while Steven Moffat (also via twitter) confirmed that the next season will continue to star Matt Smith as the Doctor. One of the 14 episodes will be the 2011 Christmas special (confirmed by DWM on twitter, which I guess is the place for publicly confirming television plans - the BBC should feel lucky that it didn’t exist in the early 90’s or they would have set a record for most consecutive “Still no news on Doctor Who” tweets for every day over a 5 year period). According to an article in The Guardian that can be found here, a “good chunk” will be broadcast in 2012 - whether that’s the full remaining 13 episodes split over two halves (ie. like 2011) or whether there will be a delayed start with some of them spilling into 2013 remains unknown at this time (or if it is known, they aren’t yet telling anyone).
Either way, this should take Doctor Who right up to it’s 50th Anniversary year which is 2013, with the 50th Anniversary date being November 23rd - which falls on Doctor Who’s traditional broadcast day of Saturday. One has to figure that the plans for the anniversary season will soon be made, if they aren’t already…....
In the meantime, we can also give our thumbs up (just like Matt Smith is) to more Doctor Who - and with Matt Smith too!
Posted by Luca on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:14 am