River Song will Return to Doctor Who in Christmas Special
Spoiler alert! Actress Alex Kingston will be returning to the BBC set to reprise her role as River Song in the Doctor Who Christmas special.
With the festive edition due to begin shooting this week, the Douglas Mackinnon directed christmas episode has had its plot teased. The sneaky synopsis about the untitled hour-long adventure from Stephen Moffat reads: “It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure.
“Time traveller River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.”
Kingston, when asked about her return to the popular BBC series said: “To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special.
“Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings.
“I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team.”
Her character, River Song, has appeared in 15 Doctor Who episodes to date, appearing most recently in 2013’s ‘The Name of the Doctor.” River’s relationship with the Doctor is complicated by time travel, with the pair meeting up at different points in their personal timelines.
“The last time the Doctor saw [River] she was a ghost,” said Steven Moffat. “The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time.”
More cast for the Doctor Who Christmas special – confirmed to be airing in its traditional December 25 slot – will follow in the coming months.
In the meantime, Doctor Who will return to BBC One for a new 12-part series from Saturday, September 19.