BBC America’s ‘Doctor Who’ Returns Saturday with ‘Lets Kill Hitler’
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BBC AMERICA’S DOCTOR WHO RETURNS SATURDAY WITH LET’S KILL HITLER
The Doctor’s time travelling police box, the TARDIS, crash lands in 1930s Berlin when Doctor Who returns August 27 on BBC AMERICA with new episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.” From award winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin), Part One of the new season, which premiered in April, delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil. The midseason finale, “A Good Man Goes to War,” ended on a cliffhanger with only the words “Let’s Kill Hitler” on screen. Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 27, 9:00pm ET/PT on Supernatural Saturday.
The series follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way. BAFTA nominee Matt Smith (the Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Alex Kingston (River Song) are back with the Doctor, now facing his date with death.
In the midseason finale, Amy Pond was kidnapped and the Doctor called in his long-held debts and solemnly given promises to raise an army to rescue her. This marked the Doctor’s darkest hour. While the Doctor and Rory were able to save Amy, his enemies’ carefully concealed trap allowed Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber) to escape with Amy’s newborn daughter Melody Pond. At that moment, the time travelling professor River Song arrived and finally revealed her most closely guarded secret – she is Melody, Amy and Rory’s daughter. But can time be rewritten?
In “Let’s Kill Hitler,” the desperate search for Melody Pond begins with The TARDIS crash landing in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe – and Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities – and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruelest warfare of all.
Steven Moffat has written two of the upcoming six episodes along with award-winning writers Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator, Torchwood), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Tom MacRae (Doctor Who) and Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who). Guest stars include David Walliams (Come Fly With Me, Little Britain) in Whithouse’s “The God Complex,” Daniel Mays (Outcasts, The Bank Job) and Emma Cunniffe in Gatiss’ “Night Terrors” and James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) in Roberts’ “Closing Time.” Piers Wenger (Upstairs Downstairs) and Beth Willis (Ashes to Ashes) are executive producers on the series.
A new trailer and footage of the upcoming episodes were shown during the Doctor Who panel in front of nearly 7, 000 cheering fans at Comic-Con in San Diego. Part One of the new season, which includes the two-parter set in the U.S. and Neil Gaiman’s episode “The Doctor’s Wife,” is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes, Xbox Live, Sony PSN and Amazon VOD.
The truth about River Song is out and the time has come for the Doctor to face his greatest demons. Venturing across centuries and galaxies, the Doctor, Amy and Rory will encounter the greatest war criminal in all of history – and Hitler. Together, they’ll discover there’s no scarier place in the universe than a child’s bedroom and a visit to an alien quarantine facility will reveal to Rory a very different side to his wife. In a hotel where walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish, death lies waiting. But the Doctor’s time has yet to come. He has one last stop to make on his final journey – an old friend needs his help and an old foe must be defeated. But time catches up with us all and the Doctor can delay no more.
By the shores of Lake Silencio, in Utah, all of time and space hang in the balance. And a NASA astronaut is waiting.
NEW U.S. PREMIERE EPISODES
“Let’s Kill Hitler”
In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe – and Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities – and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruelest warfare of all. “Let’s Kill Hitler,” written by Steven Moffat, premieres Saturday, August 27, 9:00pm ET/PT.
The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe. A child’s bedroom. Terrified of the monsters in his cupboard, George’s pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space. But allaying his fears won’t be easy, even for the Doctor, because George’s monsters are real. “Night Terrors,” written by Mark Gatiss, premieres Saturday, September 3, 9:00pm ET/PT.
“The Girl Who Waited,” written by Tom MacRae, premieres Saturday, September 10, 9:00pm ET/PT.
“The God Complex,” written by Toby Whithouse, premieres Saturday, September 17, 9:00pm ET/PT.
“Closing Time,” written by Gareth Roberts, premieres Saturday, September 24, 9:00pm ET/PT.
Title TBD, written by Steven Moffat, premieres Saturday, October 1, 9:00pm ET/PT.
Once again there will be a Doctor Who Christmas special written by Steven Moffat that will premiere over the holidays on BBC AMERICA.
NEW DOCTOR WHO U.S. PREMIERE SPECIALS
DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL
Go behind-the-scenes of Doctor Who in these 15-minute episodes to meet the cast, production crew and other key people who play an integral part in making the epic series. This rare opportunity gives an inside look at the making of the most exciting season of Doctor Who. Doctor Who Confidential premieres Friday, August 26, 9:00pm, 10:15pm, 11:30pm, Saturday, August 27, 12:45am, 2:00am, 3:15am, 4:30am ET/PT.
DOCTOR WHO: BEST OF THE COMPANIONS
Join celebrity fans and the Doctor for an in-depth look at the best moments of the Doctor’s trusty companions Amy, Rory and River Song. Doctor Who: Best of The Companions premieres Saturday, August 27, 9:50pm ET/PT.
Doctor Who: Best of The Doctor premiered on August 13 and Doctor Who: Best of The Monsters premiered on August 20 on BBC AMERICA.
BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting www.press.bbcamerica.com or follow us on www.twitter.com/bbcamerica.