After last year’s satisfying Christmas romp, the Doctor and his newly wed companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams are coming back soon.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the sixth season (or series, for our UK readers) of "Doctor Who" will begin on Saturday, April 23 at 9PM exclusively on BBC America.
Additionally, the BBC has released a short synopsis for the first episode:
“The Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah — right to the Oval Office in 1969.”
The season premiere is the first episode of a two-parter by "Doctor Who" executive producer and showrunner, Steven Moffat ("Sherlock") that is notable for being the first episodes of the series to ever be filmed in the United States. Alex Kingston ("ER") will reprise her role as River Song within the episode, which will also feature Mark Sheppard ("Supernatural") as a guest star.
Entertainment Weekly also debuted the new promo poster for the new season:
Noted fantasy author Neil Gaiman ("Sandman," "American Gods") will contribute an episode this season, as will Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock") and Matthew Graham ("Life on Mars") in addition to several scripts by Moffat.
Back in August, Moffat announced that the sixth season of "Doctor Who" will be split in two, with seven episodes in the spring that build towards a massive cliffhanger, with the resolution following in six episodes set to air in the fall. Another "Doctor Who" Christmas special is also expected to debut next December.
To wet your appetite for the Doctor’s newest adventures, here’s another look at the teaser trailer for season six!