The Doctor will come face-to-face with some old enemies…
We can confirm that the Cybermen will be menacing the universe once again when Doctor Who returns for a run of eight epic episodes in spring, 2013.The iconic enemies will feature in an adventure directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by the acclaimed Neil Gaiman whose previous episode was the Hugo Award-winning, The Doctor’s Wife.
Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human and Lark Rise to Candleford) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…
Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, told us, ‘Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing. ’ He added, ‘And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.’
EW: Did you model him on a more traditional vampire?
Mark Gatiss: No, Toby gave me this fantastic description. He just sent me a text that said, “Would you come and play the King Vampire?” I said yes immediately. Then, he sent me the script for episode 7, which is where we arrive right at the end, and I have that wonderful line, “Well, who’s hungry?” It said in the description that I am dark as the night and older than dirt. I loved that. Also, brilliantly, Toby said, “Let’s call him Mr. Snow,” as if he’s so impossibly old he doesn’t really have a name anymore. He forgot it a thousand years ago.
Mark Gatiss is on BBC America’s Being Human tonight.
Episode 2 of Being Human premieres tonight on BBC America. Later this season, you may recognize the actor making a guest appearance as the leader of the ancient vampires known as The Old Ones.
Yes, that’s Doctor Who and Sherlock writer, producer, actor, and all around amazingness, Mark Gatiss.
Watch the prequel for the episode here:
Click through for the list. Some may surprise you.
Also: the new season of Being Human (UK) premieres on US televisions Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c on BBC America.
Just a reminder that you can win all of this Doctor Who stuff along with DVDs of Being Human, Primeval, The Fades, and Bedlam in BBC America’s #RoommateFromHell contest.
As part of the premiere for Season 4 of Being Human (Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c, btw) BBC America wants you to share your best worst roommate story. In return, you get entered into a contest to win everything you see in the photo above:
Hair in the sink, odd sleep schedules, disgusting eating habits and crazy mood swings … Supernatural Saturday’s “Being Human” knows roommates suck.
But you don’t have to be a werewolf, ghost or vampire to have a beast of a roommate. So, tell us your Roommate from Hell story with a photo or video, for a chance to win a killer Supernatural Saturday prize pack including “Being Human” Seasons 1-3, multiple “Doctor Who” DVD sets, a “Doctor Who” Silence Nano-Recorder, plus much more!
The Doctor Who swag includes Series 5, Series 6, A Christmas Carol, and The Doctor The Widow and The Wardrobe on DVD, The Silence nano recorder, a TARDIS t-shirt, an Amy Pond action figure, a TARDIS playset, The Time of Angels Mini Set, and a Dalek.
30 Days of Doctor Who: Day 11 - What actor would you love to see guest star on Doctor Who?
Aidan Turner. Why? Not only is he freaking awesome, he’s the only member of Being Human yet to be on Doctor Who.
Sure he’ll be gone for The Hobbit. But it can happen.