Is anyone surprised by this in the slightest? Nope, didn't think so but following the likes of The Road To Coronation Street on BBC4 in 2010, it's nice that our favourite traveller in time and space is getting one too.
The 90 minute drama, entitled, An Adventure In Space And Time will be penned by Mark Gatiss (not a shocking but he will be in his element scribing this, I bet) and will air on BBC2 in 2013 in the build up to the show's 50th anniversary. Casting has yet to be done but production for the 90 one-off drama (which is also being produced by Steven Moffat) will begin next year. I don't know about you, but I am delighted with this news. Another reason to get excited for the 50th anniversary, isn't it?
Meanwhile production has finally begun on the Christmas 2012 special and while the episode will be most noteworthy for finally debuting Jenna-Louise Coleman into the Doctor Who fold, it will also feature guest stars such as Withnail & I's Richard E. Grant (rumoured to be playing a villain in this one), Silent Witness actor, Tom Ward as well as Life On Mars actress Liz White (playing a maid in this episode). Also rumoured to be featuring in this episode are Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax with some reports also suggesting that our new girl Clara may be from the Victorian period after all (which is where this special is based in). I'll bring more news as I find it.
Press Release: http://www.digitalspy.ie/tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a398330/doctor-who-mark-gatiss-to-write-series-biopic-for-2013.html
Filming Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cardifftimelord/with/7742211626/#photo_7742211626
Doctor Who will air later in the month on BBC1.