DOCTOR WHO Filming In The U.S. For The First Time

The BBC recently announced that the first two episodes of the upcoming season of Doctor Who will be filmed in the U.S. Written by Steven Moffat, the two-part season opener will be set in the late ’60s and the Doctor, Amy, and Rory will find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert of Utah to the Oval Office.

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill will travel to Utah in mid November to shoot pivotal scenes. They will also be joined by Alex Kingston who reprises her role as River Song.

Showrunner and lead writer, Steven Moffat, said: “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually! And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he’s been in America before. But not for real, not on location – and not with a story like this one! Oh, you wait!”

The new season follows on from the Doctor Who Christmas special guest starring Katherine Jenkins and Michael Gambon which is due to premiere during the holiday season. Season six will start airing on BBC AMERICA in spring 2011 and has been split into two blocks, with the second block airing in autumn 2011. By splitting the series, Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most dramatic Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever.

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