Steven Moffat Teases Doctor Who 2012, More
Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed some interesting snippets regarding the Doctor Who Christmas special, the stories of Amy, Rory and River Song, and production in 2012.
The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012, an indispensable guide to the sixth season of Doctor Who, is on sale from October 13th and features photographs, artwork, and interviews with cast and crew among other things.
In a sizable interview for the publication the writer/producer confirms that companions Amy and Rory will not feature in the 2011 Christmas special, but are set to make a return in the next series.
As to the continuing presence of River Song? “That’s dependent on Alex Kingston,” Moffat said, hinting that actress Alex Kingston may be agreeable to returning next season under the right circumstances.
2012’s production has been a longstanding source of rumor and speculation. Moffat confirmed that the show will not return to screens until Autumn 2012.
“The truth behind the delay next year is: why are we killing ourselves and risking compromising the show, in order to go out in the middle of summer? I’m sick of it. I’m sick of standing in the blazing sunshine, with a barebecue fork in my hand, knowing that Doctor Who is coming on any minute. Six o’clock on a sunny Saturday is the middle of the afternoon, whereas six o’clock on a winter or autumn Saturday is dark and exciting.”