The Doctor Who Series 6 promotion looks to be cranking up! Above is the first promo poster for the new series with the tagline, “Trust Your Doctor”. The poster also lists the BBC America airdate: Saturday, April 23rd, 9/8c.
Head past the jump for the official description and more details from the new series.
Official Doctor Who Series Six Premiere Synopsis:
“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 in 1969.”
Going back to the poster – I like it. It’s slightly moody and sets the Doctor on the open road. What adventures lie in wait?
Speaking about the opening two-parter, producer Marcus Wilson told SFX Magazine:
“The way Steven’s written the script is that it’s very much the feel of an Englishman abroad – it’s the Doctor’s take on America, so it’s seen through that lens. With the script as your guide you couldn’t help but have a British reaction to the environment. They took us to places they were taking a bit for granted, saying, ‘Oh, you’ll want to see this, you’ll want to see that,’ and we were going, ‘Wow, this is like the movies of our childhood.’ Toby was doing a location recce, saying, ‘That’s where they did Raiders Of The Lost Ark! That’s where they did The Searchers!’ There’s almost a mythic quality to some of the locations. Monument Valley was just stunning.”
Speaking about the Neil Gaiman-penned episode, due in the first flurry of episodes, he said:
“It was due to be shot last year but for budget reasons we moved it to this series,” [..] “It’s an episode that involves quite a big sprawl, huge alien world locations and a new take on a familiar character, which required a lot of work. It’s a big episode, but I think it’ll be one the fans will love. It’s a real love letter to the fans.”
A new take on a familiar character? Now I wonder who that could be..
Poster via: EW
The UK airdate is yet to be officially confirmed, but it was previously rumored to land on the same weekend as the US premiere. We’ll keep you posted. UPDATE: the latest issue of the Doctor Who Magazine says the series will launch, as expected, on the same weekend as the US.