Doctor Wooooooooot!

Dave Thiel just sent me this, plucked from Outpost Gallifrey:

At tonight’s BAFTA screening of “The Parting of the Ways,” the final episode of this first series of “Doctor Who,” producer Russell T Davies and BBC executive Jane Tranter announced that a third series of the show has now been commissioned, including a second Christmas special. They also noted that Billie Piper (Rose) would be in all the episodes of the second series, although whether she would return for the third was apparently still being discussed, and that John Barrowman (Captain Jack) will be returning to the series next year but will not appear in the first block of episodes. (Says our correspondent, Barrowman was also in the audience at the screening, and when Davies announced his return, he yelled out, “And I’m willing to get naked again, too!”)

Also mentioned at the BAFTA screening was a title for this year’s Christmas special: The Christmas Invasion. That, and the season two block of thirteen episodes, will go into production in July. More details as we get them.

Lemme get a “hell yeah” from all the Doctor Who fans in the house!

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4 Responses to Doctor Wooooooooot!

  1. Nigel says:

    Hell yeah. I’m giddy about Dr. Who being not just back, but back on track, perhaps better than ever. I don’t know what the new Doctor will be like and when I saw a still shot of him dressed like a fop I was frankly worried, but we recently saw him in “He Knew He was Right” as a delusional paranoid victorian husband and he was really quite good.

  2. Lanf says:

    Hell yeah! Though I’ll be sad to see Christopher Eccleston go…he’s been great.

  3. psychbloke says:

    Hell yeah!
    ….nuff said….

  4. Mrs. Mancer says:

    Hell yeah! And ditto Lanf’s comment–Eccleston is perhaps my favorite doctor in my (admittedly selective) watching experience.