Doctor Who is back in America, only this time he doesn’t have to fight the Silence. Instead, he’s kicking back in Hall H amongst fez and bowtie donned fans, giant Daleks and quiet a few human-TARDISes. Doctor Who filled up Comic Con’s Hall H today for panel celebrating the show’s exciting 6th season, and second year of Doctor Eleven, played by Matt Smith. With the show being on hiatus fans are anxiously grabbing at any information they can find while awaiting the show’s return in August. The panel consisted of The Doctor himself, Matt Smith (who was enjoying his first convention in America), his sassy and gorgeous companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis, and writer Toby Whithouse. Hit the jump to find out whether we should be fearing the return of Daleks this fall.
On the surface, a television series about a vampire (Aidan Turner), a werewolf (Russell Tovey) and a ghost (Lenora Crichlow) who all share a flat together sounds like something that would be more campy than anything. But, in its two seasons, the BBC drama Being Human – a witty and extraordinary look into the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double lives – has become a fan favorite and a cult sensation.
During a recent interview, co-stars Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Sinead Keenan talked about expanding the world in Season 2, hinted at the possibilities of Season 3 and revealed how lucky they feel to be a part of something that is so special to them. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
Being Human is a witty and dramatic look into the lives of three twenty-somethings and their secret double-lives, as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. They struggle to live normal lives that blend in with the human population, despite their strange and dark secrets.
After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of Season 1, the supernatural friends hoped that they could get on with their lives, but quickly learned that an even greater danger was lurking within the very human world of which they so desperately want to be a part. Religious zealots Professor Jaggat and her cold-hearted colleague Kemp have discovered the existence of vampires, werewolves and ghosts, and are determined to carry out brutal experiments and destroy them, with consequences that will be devastating to everyone.
Although Season 2 has not yet finished airing on BBC America, Season 3 is already well into production in the U.K. In a recent interview, creator/executive producer/writer Toby Whithouse talked about the intense emotions of Season 2, what can be expected in Season 3 and that the threat will come from within. He also discusses his thoughts on the American version that will be going into production soon. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
The full schedule for Comic-Con will be unveiled in early July, but BBC has announced that they’ll hold panels for the ghost/werewolf/vampire dramedy Being Human and the educational spoof Look Around You.
- The July 23rd Being Human panel includes a signing and fan Q&A with creator/writer Toby Whithouse alongside cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner, and Sinead Keenan. The series premieres July 24th on BBC America.
- Look Around You creators/stars Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz will likewise hold a signing/Q&A on July 23rd.
- Sadly, the Doctor Who production schedule will prevent the cast and crew from attending, but there will be plenty of Time Lord-related merchandise on sale.
Hit the jump for the full press release.