The BBC has announced that the upcoming sixth season of the hit UK drama Doctor Who will open with a two-parter that will be partly filmed in the U.S.
It was written by Doctor Who head writer and showrunner Steven Moffat. The two-episode season opener will be co-produced by BBC America, with key scenes being filmed in Utah in November. The story is set in the late ‘60s and finds the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) on a secret mission “that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office.” In the U.S., the trio of Dr. Who actors will be joined by Alex Kingston who reprises her role as River Song. “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually,” Moffat said. “And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he’s been in America before. But not for real, not on location – and not with a story like this one! Oh, you wait!”