Now that series five has wrapped up in the UK, fans of “Doctor Who” may be wondering what’s next for the Doctor, Amy and Rory.
A few details are beginning to emerge about the upcoming Christmas special and series six.
If you’ve not seen the end of series five, you may want to turn back as there will be SPOILERS here for the end of the season.
Gallifrey Base confirms that location shooting for the special will begin July 12 and that the episode will be written by Steven Moffat. The special may or may not involve a storyline on the Orient Express and an Egyptian goddess as referenced in a phone call during the closing moments of “The Big Bang.” The line was hastily inserted into the episode at the last minute and may or may not hold a clue about the setting for the special.
What we do know is that the Silence will be mentioned and that the mysterious voice heard in the TARDIS during “The Pandorica Opens” will be back. There are also reports that the special could follow the tradition of “A Christmas Carol” and have ghosts of the Doctor’s past coming back. And yes, that means we could get a former Doctor back on-screen for the special as a ghost of Christmas past. Reports indicate that the series has put out feelers to Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, and David Tennant for the cameo.
As for series six, we will see Rory settle into a role as a regular companion and Amy has a “big secret” that she is keeping from both Rory and the Doctor.
And, of course, River Song will be back. It’s reported that her next appearance will be the first time she meets the Doctor.