In honor of the 50th anniversary of the BBC SciFi series Doctor Who, BBC America and BBC Cymru Wales will be producing a TV movie on the origins of the show. An Adventure in Space and Time is being penned by Mark Gatiss, writer of several Doctor Who episodes since its revival. Terry McDonough, of Breaking Bad, is tapped to direct.
William Hartnell known among fans as the First Doctor will be played by veteran actor David Bradley, Argus Filch of Harry Potter fame. BBC’s head of drama Sydney Newman will be played by Brian Cox, with Jessica Raine as “Doctor Who” producer Verity Lambert, and Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein, who directed the first episode, “An Unearthly Child.”
Shooting begins next month to be ready for air later in the year. As always more details as we hear them.