|It’s always a guessing game about the start date for any new series of Doctor Who – and boy can it be fun. Nevertheless, having solid information about the start date is even better, allowing the appetite to really be whet in anticipation. Easter has long been rumoured as the beginning of Series 6, just as Easter has been the start time for so many prior series, however it now looks an even more likely, solid date.
BBC America apparently confirmed the date according an article from Entertainment Weekly before formally confirming it via Twitter and their Anglophenia blog. While the Mothership has yet to formally comment, apparently that same date is noted in Doctor Who Magazine #432.
None of this can be taken as a formal announcement by the BBC until those shiny press releases start flying about, but between the BBC America announcement and history it’s pretty evident it will be Saturday, April 23 across the pond. Roll on the announcement from the BBC, the announcement from SPACE, and most importantly… roll on Easter!
Here are the provided details about the series premiere:
“Doctor Who is coming to America in a spectacular two-part season premiere on BBC AMERICA. Part One premieres Saturday, April 23 at 9/8c. The mysterious time traveler, the Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office in1969. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks about this two-parter penned by ‘Who supremo’ Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and featuring guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica). Also set to return this season, Alex Kingston (ER, Flash Forward), as the irrepressible River Song.”