‘Doctor Who’ Season 7 Scoop Straight From Today’s Convention
Not only they did get some serious scoop on the upcoming Season 7, they also got the world premiere of the Season 7 teaser trailer. And it is completely awesome.
As previously reported, cast members Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are leaving the series in the fall. Their exit has has a suitably big, dramatic storyline written by showrunner Steven Moffat, which features fan favorite baddies the Weeping Angels.
Last week, the normally spoiler-averse Moffat dropped some clues, saying: “Amy & Rory will leave in a final encounter w/ the Weeping Angels in ep 5. Not everyone gets out alive & I mean it this time.”
This afternoon, in a “Doctor Who Uncut” panel session, executive producer Caroline Skinner added that Amy and Rory’s final episode will be shot in New York City.
Karen Gillan told HuffPost TV in an interview earlier today that the cast had their first read-through of the script Friday night, and that Amy goes out in a majorly ass-kicking way.
“I know how I want her to go,” Gillan said. “And I actually know how she goes now.”
When asked if she could elaborate, Gillan laughed. “No I can’t! Absolutely not! But I know that I want her to go out in all her glory.”
It was also revealed that the Doctor’s new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, will make her debut in the 2012 Christmas special.
Season 7 will be split, with the final eight episodes airing in 2013. Which also marks the 50th anniversary of the veteran drama.
Last week former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant said in a BBC radio interview that he’d love to be part of the anniversary celebrations, but that âIâm not at present! Iâm waiting for a phone call.â
Today, Moffat refused to be drawn on whether any of the previous residents of the TARDIS would be part of the anniversary festivities.
The “Uncut” panel session also featured the world premiere of the Season 7 teaser trailer, which received a rapturous reception from the capacity crowd. The trailer goes live on the BBC website Monday March 26 at 4 a.m. ET.
It contains footage from the Season 7 premiere, which was shot on the same sets in Almeria, Spain as classic spaghetti western “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.” There are guest appearances from sci fi superstar Ben Browder and Adrian Scarborough (a.k.a. Pritchard the butler in the rebooted “Upstairs Downstairs“).
The trailer also boasts some serious SFX and, was that a Dalek’s eye poking through the snow at the end?
Check back for more coverage from the “Doctor Who” Convention in Cardiff including interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
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