‘Doctor Who’ to Film in US for the First Time

‘Doctor Who’ to Film in US for the First Time

If you’re a big fan of the BBC show Doctor Who and live in, or are willing to travel to Utah, this story is especially for you. According to the BBC, the upcoming Season 6 of its flagship sci-fi drama will open with a two part episode set and partially filmed in the U.S.

The opener, written by the show’s head writer and showrunner Steven Moffat, will be co-produced by BBC America, with key scenes being filmed in Utah in November. The story is set in the late ‘60s and finds the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) on a secret mission “that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office.”

Also joining the show for the opener will be Alex Kingston, who reprises her role as River Song. “The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually,” Moffat said. “And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he’s been in America before. But not for real, not on location – and not with a story like this one! Oh, you wait!”

Okay Mr. Moffat, we’ll wait. But it won’t be easy. We don’t like waiting.

What do you guys think about Doctor Who filming in the US and Torchwood moving to the US permanently?

  • Lynn
    October 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Torchwood is not moving permanently to the USA. It will be filmed in the UK, the US and other locations.

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  • liz
    October 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    i live in Utah and let me tell you, we are dying of excitement over here!!!!

  • Pat
    October 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    As long as they bring back Ianto Jones to Torchwood they can move to any country!

    • Doctorwho
      October 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      lol jamacain doctor who “im goin home in me turdis maan”