Dean Richards Staff Writer
According to Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will change the direction of the show in a very big way. Not only is it going to be a great celebratory episode, but it will also be the transformation into a new era.
She told Access Hollywood that, “The whole episode is a massive celebration and it’s kind of about celebrating the last 50 years of Doctor Who with a massive team of us all thrown in there, but it’s quite a transformation episode and it very much changes the direction of where the show is going in quite a big way.”
"It’s in the can, and all the 3-D and effects and everything like that is taking place as we speak," she added, referring to the fact that the entire episode has already been filmed.
The special will see Jenna and Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, joined by David Tennant (Ten), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) and John Hurt, who will play the mysterious “Doctor” introduced at the end of series seven’s finale.
Jenna seems to enjoy knowing more than the audience does, though, and happily teased us about John character a bit more:
"He is the Doctor that no one knew about. He is the Doctor that’s never talked about, not mentioned and, of course, we’re going to explore why and that story, and also see David’s Doctor and Matt’s Doctor and John’s Doctor – the three of them interacting, which is great."
She also briefly commented on Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who after this year’s Christmas special.
"It’s kind of unimaginable for me at the moment, but as I say the new Doctor isn’t yet cast and my head is – we’re just having great fun together and enjoying the time we have left," she said. "It’s a strange thing because I always knew he was going to be leaving so it will be kind of bittersweet. But I think possibly there’s quite a bit of denial going on."
The 50th Anniversary Special will air on the 23rd of November and will also be shown in cinemas across the UK.
In the meantime, a trailer has been shown at Comic Con, but despite hopeful promises, it has not yet been released to the wider public.