One of the big tidbits coming out of this weekend’s Doctor Who panel at ComicCon was when series six will pick up again. Actors Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were joined by writer Toby Whitehouse and producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis on the panel with Smith confirming that the series will be back August 27. And the good news for American fans is that BBC America will continue to air new installments the same day they premiere in the United Kingdom.
Gillan confirmed that she will be back for part of next year’s block of episodes.
Smith also said he’d like to explore the darker side of the Doctor as delved into in “A Good Man Goes to War.”
“I think there’s a lot of blood on the Doctor’s hand. I think that’s why he’s so bright and effervescent and mad,” Smith said. ” If he sat down, he’d have to contemplate losing the Roses, losing the Sarah Janes, losing all these people and letting them go. I think that’s a very interesting area for him to explore, and I know Steven is interested in exploring that.”
Gillan added that the 10th episode of the season will delve a bit more into that.
There was a reel of clips from upcoming episodes for the second half of series six shown. BBC America has released a copy of it and we’ve got it below: