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River Song Will Return to Doctor Who in This Year’s Christmas Special!

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It turns out Steven Moffat wasn’t kidding when he said he’d bring River Song back if he there was a story that was worth it. Alex Kingston will reprise her role in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special!

Now we just have to hope that the story really is worth it. The BBC made the announcement this morning:

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.

Production on the special begins this week, and Kingston said of her reappearance,

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. Christmas in September? Why not!

The rest of that guest cast is still under wraps, with the BBC promising to tease us mercilessly slowly reveal the rest over the coming months. Steven Moffat added,

Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who—and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song? The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. 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 …

As a slightly lapsed Who fan, River’s return is definitely a reason for me to catch back up and see what happens. What do you think?

(via TVLine)

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