Details For Neil Gaiman’s New Doctor Who Episode Revealed

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The Whoniverse has been abuzz for Neil Gaiman’s return. After the highly acclaimed “The Doctor’s Wife,” many were salivating for Gaiman to take on writing one of the big bads for Doctor Who. Those fans have gotten their wish. Gaiman’s new episode will include the Cybermen and feature some pretty impressive guest stars.

The BBC released confirmation of the Cybermen returning earlier today. As many had guessed before, Gaiman will be presenting an epic Cyber story. Here is the briefest of synopsis the Beeb released.

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human and Lark Rise to Candleford) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…

The episode will be directed by Stephen Woolfenden. Steven Moffat commented on Gaiman’s episode and the inclusion of the Cybermen:

Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing. And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.


Gaiman’s Cyber episode has quickly become the most anticipated episode of next year. Matt Smith had said that Gaiman was doing something “brilliantly reinventive” with what he was doing, so we can only imagine what’s in store. It’s also interesting to note the inclusion of Warwick Davis from Life’s Too Short, and more notably Star Wars. No word on if he will be wearing prosthetics or appearing normally. What do you think about a Gaiman Cyber story?


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Source : BBC