If you’re the type that likes to go into a new series of your favourite television programme knowing next to nothing about it, look away now: the BBC have released details of the first three episodes of Dotor Who’s seventh season, which will start airing next month. We’ll be treated to episodes called Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and A Town Called Mercy.
The second episode in particular is a point of interest for many because of its ridiculous-sounding title, but showrunner Steven Moffat says Chris Chibnall has produced a “brilliant script” in which “The Doctor will come face to face with some of the most monstrous creatures evolution has ever produced, on some of the most monstrous sets we’ve ever built”.
“Toby Whithouse’s A Town Called Mercy takes us into a genre Doctor Who hasn’t attempted since the Sixties – it’s a full blooded western,” Moffat continued. “We knew from the start we need some serious location shooting for this one, and given the most iconic American setting imaginable, there was only one place to go – Spain.”
Asylum of the Daleks will also co-star Mark Williams, known for his role in Harry Potter as Arthur Weasley, as Rory’s dad, Brian, and Rupert Graves from Sherlock as an undisclosed character. The official première for the episode will take place at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International TV Festival next month.