BBC makes new appointment with Doctor Who

As the science fiction drama prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the BBC has confirmed Doctor Who will be returning for a new season.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

The seventh season of the new run of the classic series ended last night in the UK, though showrunner Steven Moffat is already plotting a brand new set of adventures for the Doctor – currently played by Matt Smith – and his companion.

New executive producer Brian Minchin has also joined the team to work alongside Moffat.

Before the eighth season hits screens, however, a special 50th anniversary episode has been produced to mark the occasion, which will air on November 23, 2013.

Doctor Who teaser

Doctor Who teaser

Another special film, entitled An Adventure in Space and Time, in which writer Mark Gatiss charts how the BBC first came to commission Doctor Who, is explored.

Fans will also get to see a Christmas special at the end of the year.

Source: BBC