BBC America will launch Doctor Who on Saturday, April 23 at 9 p.m ET. This will be Part One of a two-part opener penned by showrunner Steven Moffat (who also did the BBC’s Sherlock reboot. This season also includes guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica). Alex Kingston (ER, Flash Forward) is returning for this round also.
The premiere description has the Brit team filming in North America for the first time: The Doctor (Matt Smith), and his companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah — right to the Oval Office in 1969.
Doctor Who has undergone some changes since Steven Moffat took over the lead writing duties on the show with Matt Smith stepping into the starring role. The show jumped to record ratings for BBC America and was a top seller on iTunes behind only AMC’s Mad Men and Fox’s Glee.