‘Doctor Who’ boss: ‘New series is a ghost train’

Steven Moffat drops hints about next week's new series

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has likened the new series to a “ghost train”.

The hit sci-fi drama is back for the sixth series since its revival next week (April 23), which insiders have claimed is the darkest to date. The opening two-part story was partially filmed on location in the US.

Now, writing in the Radio Times, head writer Moffat said: “Last year was a rollercoaster: Matt Smith‘s amazing new Doctor came bursting out of the TARDIS and tried every ride in the funfair – except one. It’s time to step aboard the ghost train.”

Hinting at what was to come in this year’s series, he continued: “By Lake Silencio, on the Plain Of Sighs, a story will begin and end. A good man is going to die, an impossible life wlll begin, and our heroes will set out on the long road to the deadliest secret in the universe – and when it stares you in the face, you might just discover you’ve known about it all along.”

Doctor Who returns to BBC One and BBC America on Easter Saturday, April 23.