By, Heather Maloney
In the wake of the recent announcement that Steven Moffat will be awarded an special BAFTA this year for his outstanding writing contribution, he also divulged more spoiler-filled details about the upcoming Doctor Who series. Moffat has been the show runner and head writer for Doctor Who since 2010 and is also currently working on the much anticipated third series of Sherlock.
In his interview with Digital Spy, Moffat stated that we will indeed say goodbye to Amy Pond (Karen Gillian) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) before the end of 2012. Moffat explained that their exit would be incredibly sad and that the scenes were recently filmed in New York City. The Pond’s final story will also bring back the Weeping Angels. Series seven will begin this fall with five regular episodes culminating in Amy and Rory’s departure. Shortly afterwards there will be a Christmas Special in December where we will finally met the Doctor’s new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
In addition to the episodes set to run in 2012, there will be eight additional stories to air in 2013. As many Whovians brace for the 50th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, Moffat has not disclosed many details. He did confirm that he recently attended a meeting regarding it, however has not yet revealed any more information on the much anticipated story.
Please stay tuned for additional updates and information regarding the next series of Doctor Who.