Doctor Who is coming to the United States!
No, not that it’s coming to American television; it’s already airing on BBC America, and it’s doing quite well for them.
Doctor Who will open, for the first time since the series returned to screens in 2005, with a season-opening two-parter. Written by Steven Moffat, for this story “key scenes will be filmed in Utah for a story set in the late ’60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah — right to the Oval Office itself.”
While filming on the Utah scenes won’t happen for another month, BBC America is clearly psyched about this co-production deal, as they’ve already produced a brief teaser video:
I wonder if the production may also trek out to Hollywood. If they’re filming a scene (or scenes) in the Oval Office, why build a set when there are perfectly good standing White House sets in Hollywood? Like for The Event, for instance. I’ve little doubt it would be cheaper to rent a set (that may well be more accurate than any the BBC could build) for a day’s filming than it would be to build the set.
The new season of Doctor Who begins in the spring. 😎