As we approach the all-too-long awaited premiere of Doctor Who 7.1, news is starting to surface about Doctor Who 7.2, set to premiere in both the UK and the States in 2013.
Doctor Who Magazine recently revealed that Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine (Jenny Lee) will play a character named Emma Grayling in an episode titled “Phantoms of the Hex“ and will be headed by Primeval director Jamie Payne. Other guest stars confirmed for the new 2013 episodes include Dougray Scott (My Week with Marilyn), Ben Browder (Farscape), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), David Bradley (Harry Potter) and Mark Williams (Being Human). Raine and Scott will appear opposite each other in an episode written by Luther creator Neil Cross while the likes of David Warner (The Omen, Time Bandits, Tron, Titanic) and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Outcasts, Strike Back, Merlin) will both appear in an episode written by Sherlock co-creator, Mark Gatiss, in the next series of Doctor Who which will feature new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman.
ER √…Falling Skies √…Doctor Who ?
Add American actor, Noah Wyle, to the long and getting longer list of those interested in a guest role on Doctor Who. The former star of ER and current star of the hit TNT sci-fi series, Falling Skies, admitted to Digital Spy recently that science fiction was never his go-to genre, but added that he enjoys sci-fi “…when it’s done really well“.
Admitting to being a fan of the series as a child, Wyle said “…I enjoyed the various incarnations and it was sort of sporadic, although I’m told that I should really get back into it, because it’s been a radically reinvented franchise. In probably the greatest understatement of the 21st century so far, Wyle said, “…I guess the guy that’s now in charge [Steven Moffat] is quite brilliant, so I’m curious to see what it’s like.” Probably not the smartest comment you can make using your outside voice if you are trying to grab the attention of an acknowledged ‘brilliant showrunner’ when seeking employment.