‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 Announced

This past Saturday the season finale of the current season of Doctor Who aired here in the States on BBC America with plans for the big 50th anniversary episode set to air on November 23 (but more on that in a second).

The good news is that the long-running fan-favorite series will be back for an eighth season with executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat revealing via BBC One that he is “already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor”.

Since it is too early to know when the eighth season of ‘Doctor Who’ will air here in the US, fans will have to wait for that news; but since the 50th anniversary of the series will include the aforementioned November 23 episode as well as the annual holiday episode that will air on or around Christmas, fans have something to look forward to later this year.

The 50th anniversary 3D special will, of course, feature current Doctor portrayer Matt Smith and his companion Clara Jenna-Louse Coleman as well as former Doctor portrayer David Tennant and legendary actor John Hurt, who was briefly seen at the end of the finale episode entitled “The Name of the Doctor”. The anniversary special will also feature Billie Piper, who played former companion Rose.

‘Doctor Who’ fans can also anticipate the special movie ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’, a made-for-TV movie that will take a look at the genesis of the classic TV series written by one of the show’s top writers Mark Gatiss.