It’s been a big news week for Doctor Who, with some major announcements and rumors floating around the web about Series 7. The BBC has made a formal announcement that they have commissioned 14 new episodes for 2012, including a Christmas Special, which has become a tradition for the new era of Doctor Who.
Additionally, Steven Moffat and the BBC have also confirmed that Matt Smith will be continuing his role as the Doctor in Series 7 during 2012, following some silly rumors online that he was stepping down. With the official confirmation from the BBC, the rumors were put to rest… but that didn’t stop Moffat and others lay out some clues as to what else we might be seeing in Series 7.
Following the official announcements from the BBC, John Barrowman (aka Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood) revealed in an interview with Zap2It that the return of Captain Jack to Doctor Who has been discussed between Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. “I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to Doctor Who, I’ll go at the drop of a hat,” Barrowman says. “That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed.”
There have been some hints and tips about the potential return for Captain Jack Harkness over the last couple of years, and it’s inevitable the character will return at some point: he was created by Steven Moffat to begin with. In reality, it’s a matter of timing and fitting everything into everyone’s schedule.
However, it seems that Steven Moffat already has plans for Barrowman for Series 7 – and they involved the enigmatic River Song (Alex Kingston). On Twitter, a fan named @BrigitSmith asked Steven Moffat this questions:
@steven_moffat – What would it be like if River Song and Jack Harkness met…? This needs to become a reality.
Moffat’s response was intriguing and most likely a clue as to what he has planned for the two characters next year:
@BrigitSmith – He’d say, “Who are you?” She’d whisper in his ear. He’d go white and salute.
A nice interesting hint from Moffat there – and timely for American fans, with A Good Man Goes To War airing on BBC America this weekend coming with the first revelation into the true identity of the mysterious River Song.