Website doctorwho.tv has announced some details on the upcoming season of Doctor Who with a couple of bits of casting news as well as details on who’ll have writing duties on some of the episodes.
Matt Lucas (Little Britain) will be guest starring in an episode, as will Stephanie Hyam (Jekyll & Hyde, Peaky Blinders).
The first episode of the season is written by showrunner Steven Moffat, and is directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode is written by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce, writer of the Colin Firth starring drama ‘The Railway Man’ and Doctor Who episode ‘In the Forest of the Night’.
Sarah Dollard (writer of Doctor Who episode ‘Face The Raven’ and an episode of recent comedy series ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’) and Mike Bartlett (creator of acclaimed drama Doctor Foster) will also write episodes in the coming season.
Filming of season 10 is due to start in the next few days after a readthrough session this week in Cardiff.
So it sounds like season 10 is shaping up fairly well. The only thing is that we’ll now have to wait six months to likely get our first sneak peek at the upcoming season at Christmas, as is the custom to include a ‘coming soon’ teaser at the end of the Christmas special.
Be sure to check back for further details as we learn of them!