You wait for ages for some news from the upcoming series of Doctor Who and then all of a sudden, you've given a lot. Better yet, it's good news.
First of all, after an absence from Peter Capaldi's debut series, it has been revealed that Toby Whithouse will be involved in writing for the ninth series. The better news is that Whithouse has been given a two parter - episodes three and four, which will also be directed by fellow Being Human alumni Daniel O'Hara. While details on the actual story are light for now (though it's being described as 'creepy'), the casting for it is certainly impressive enough.
The cast for this two parter will include Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones), playing the role of Prentis as well as Arsher Ali (The Missing), Colin McFarlane (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Torchwood), Morven Christie (Grantchester) Steven Robertson (Being Human - anyone sensing a theme here?), Zaqi Ismali (Conflict), Sophie Stone (Woman Of Flowers) and Neil Fingleton (Jupiter Ascending) - the latter being the tallest British man at 7ft 7.56in. That's an impressive and diverse cast and it'll be interesting to see what Whithouse can come up with as well.
Meanwhile for those of you craving some more Torchwood, it seems the show is coming back - in the form of radio plays for the BBC. John Barrowman recently confirmed that the whole gang would be returning in at least three or four plays (which have yet to be recorded) - one featuring the whole team and the others will be character based. Barrowman also confirmed that both Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner will be involved with them as well. Maybe one day this might also mean a brief television return too, right?
Doctor Who - Series 9 News: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a621457/doctor-who-series-9-guest-cast-confirmed-for-toby-whithouse-2-parter.html#~p1lwr6YpYHN9tl
Torchwood News: http://communityvoices.post-gazette.com/arts-entertainment-living/tuned-in/item/38693-press-tour-more-torchwood-in-the-works
Series 9 of Doctor Who is currently being filmed and will air on BBC1 and BBCAmerica from August 2015.