Sunday, October 10, 2010

Doctor Who to film in USA


From BBC America:
The BBC announced today that season six of Doctor Who, which delivered record ratings for BBC America earlier this year, will open with a spectacular two-parter set in the U.S. and penned by 'Who supremo' Steven Moffat.

In the special two-parter co-produced with BBC America, key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late '60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah - right to the Oval Office itself.

Production on episodes one and two of the new season starts in Cardiff this month and Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will then travel to America 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!"

Piers Wenger, Head of Drama BBC Wales and Executive Producer, added: "Steven's scripts generally inspire us to go that extra mile - this time we're going that extra four thousand. Thanks to our friends at BBC America and to the continuing ambition of our lead writer and production team, the first two episodes of Matt Smith's second season as the Doctor are going global and look set to become Doctor Who's most action-packed and ambitious season opener yet".

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whaaaaaat?!! I live in Utah, AND the desert! Ahh! Do we know if they are actually filming there or is it just going to be a set? AH! If they actually come here that would be really awesome. Either way, I'm really excited now! :D

Cameron McEwan said...

To quote the article:

"key scenes will be filmed in Utah"


Hope this answers your question.

Charlie said...

I want to see the Doctor picking up a Colt 45, shooting the bad guy with line like "see you in hell, frankenstein" and folling with a quip like "I think he got the point" before whisking Amy off her feet, saying "right, you're coming with me. Sorry Rory, you had your chance" and then detonating a big explosion, just because. ;o)

JDW said...

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!"

c'mon MOFF you know better than that, what about Paul McGann?? Doesnt he count??

NYC fan girl said...

The Doctor has definitely not been in America before — or at least not the one I live in, because you certainly CAN NOT see the frigging Empire State Building from the Statue of Liberty -or- from Central Park.

That's right, I'm looking at you, 'Daleks Take Manhattan' episode.

Anonymous said...

"c'mon MOFF you know better than that, what about Paul McGann?? Doesnt he count??"
The movie was filmed in Toronto, Canada =p

Anonymous said...

I live in Utah!! If you find out more specific details of where those episodes will be filmed PLEASE PLEASE let me know! I'll send pictures :D