note: there is a bit of spoiler-y spoilage in this release, get right back in your TARDIS now if you don't like spoilers.
via press release:
FILMING IS UNDERWAY ON THE NEW SEASON OF BBC AMERICA’S HIGHEST RATED SERIES DOCTOR WHO
Filming has started on the next season of BBC AMERICA’s highest rated series Doctor Who in Cardiff, Wales. This season will see the last days of the Ponds, with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for their final rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor (Matt Smith). Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) have been at the Doctor's side for more than two seasons but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?
On returning for his third season as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith says: "It's thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends."
Karen Gillan adds: "It's just brilliant to be back on the TARDIS with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet."
New guest stars so far confirmed to star will include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams. Season 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year.
Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before.
Steven Moffat (Tintin, Sherlock) is lead writer and executive producer, Caroline Skinner (The Fades) is executive producer and Marcus Wilson (Whitechapel) is producer. Toby Whithouse () and Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK) will be writing episodes for the new season. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales Production for BBC ONE.