Worry no more Whovians: not only has Doctor Who been picked up for a seventh series with Matt Smith as the Doctor yet again, but the BBC has also opted to air a full series featuring fourteen all-new episodes. The seventh series is set to begin airing in 2012!
The Guardian broke the news in a recent report, stating:
Fourteen new episodes of Doctor Who starring Matt Smith have been commissioned with “a good chunk” of them airing next year, the BBC has confirmed.
It follows a report in Private Eye that producers BBC Wales were proposing not to make a full series of the hit show in 2012 and instead air four specials.
A BBC spokesman said 14 new episodes have been ordered but it is not yet known how many will be aired in 2012.
The show’s executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat later confirmed the news via Twitter:
14 eps + Matt DEFINITELY. I’ve got a plan and I’m NOT TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS. Now hush or River shoots you with her Spoiler Gun.#formaqueue
Notice the lack of mention of Amy and Rory’s characters? Interesting!