Could Doctor Who be planning to film episodes in Australia?
TV Tonight is hearing whispers from the UK that the long-running science-fiction series is considering a move to film multiple episodes in Australia in mid-2012.
That’s enough to get any Who fan, anywhere, excited…
Last season the show featured two episodes filmed in the US, “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon.” It has previously filmed in international locales including at Rome’s Cinecittà studios for “The Fires of Pompeii” and the United Arab Emirates for “Planet of the Dead.”
But Australia would be another first.
There’s still much that needs to be sorted before an Aussie sojourn becomes a reality, but it’s certainly a tempting idea.
Next year the show will screen in the UK’s autumn season, but filming in mid-2012 would likely be for episodes in 2013.
Writer Steven Moffat told the Daily Beast, “The only thing that’s happening is that we’re moving a bit later. There’s lots of reasons for that that will become clear quite soon.”
Who reaches its 50th Anniversary in November 2013.