Saturday, June 06, 2015

Doctor Who - Comic Con/Festival/Further Casting News

As we draw closer and closer to Autumn and with the current ninth series nearly finished filming (two more blocks to go and Christmas 2015), both US and UK fans will have certain events they attend to meet up with cast and crew members of the show.

First of all, there's Comic-Con. Last year, Doctor Who was something of a no-show at the annual event, due to preparation for the World Tour last year but this year, it will have a presence at the event. Executive producers Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin will be attending the event along with cast members Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez. Fans attending can expect the panel for Doctor Who on Thursday July 9th.

As for UK fans, there is also a Doctor Who Festival at London Excel from November 13-15 to attend. A standard ticket per day is £65 but the price hikes up a bit with a series of different events such as drama school, cosplay showcase and a fan challenge to name a few. Confirmed to be attending the festival are both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi but I'm fairly certainly more cast and crew members will be confirmed over the next few months though.

Meanwhile on the casting front, while filming for Peter Harness's Zygon two parter seems to be wrapping up, it's now been revealed that Rebecca Front is part of the current block. The former Thick Of It actress was seen filming on set this week but her role has yet to be revealed. A part of me is guessing Osgood's mother for some reason but that's only speculation my part, not fact. In other news, filming for episode 10 will begin soon with the BBC site teasing the title while Justin Molotnikov (Merlin, Atlantis) will be directing for the series as well, presumably the next block. Oh and it seems that the show will be included in Lego Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical brick building with interactive console game play.

Latest News:

Filming continues on Doctor Who Series 9, which will air in Autumn on both BBC1 and BBCAmerica.

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