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 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.’
Here’s a little bit of cryptic news for you: Ricky Gervais is meeting Doctor Who in his upcoming comedy Life’s Too Short.
According to a post made on Gervais’s website, “Details are under wraps, but Ricky has filmed a little something for sci-fi nerds everywhere.”
"This time," the post continued, "Who meets Ricky on Life’s Too Short.”
Life’s Too Short, for those who don’t know, is the upcoming comedy from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the creators of The Office and Extras. The series will star Warwick Davis as a fictional version of himself who deals with the difficulties, both socially and otherwise, of being a dwarf actor. It should be easy to work Doctor Who into there somewhere, especially considering that it won’t be the first time that Ricky’s worked Doctor Who into one of his shows.
The Extras Christmas special featured Ricky’s character Andy Millman reluctantly taking a role on the British sci-fi series after quitting his job on a successful sitcom. Millman played a giant space slug who faced off against the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and was eventually defeated by table salt.