Matt Smith has signed on for the 7th series of Doctor Who. Smith’s tenure on the show began in 2010 with “The End of Time, Part 2,” and continued on through the 5th and 6th series. He has also signed on for the 50th anniversary special that will air sometime in 2013.
While series 7 won’t premiere until 2012, you will get a some Who to tide you over on Christmas day. The Christmas special, Smith’s 3rd since becoming the title character, is titled The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe. The official synopsis is below.
It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home, in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor.
He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.
Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever.
The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…
Madge Arwell is played by Claire Skinner, Lily Arwell by Holly Earl, and Cyril Arwell by Maurice Cole.
Sounds like it will be a great episode and will only make the wait for series 7 all the more difficult.