Daleks returning to ‘Doctor Who’

The Doctor's most iconic adversaries will be back in series seven

The Daleks will return in the new series of Doctor Who, it has been revealed.

The sci-fi show’s most iconic villains have not been seen on screen as a major threat since the 2010 story Victory Of The Daleks, but with the new series in production, BBC.co.uk/DoctorWho has revealed that the malevolent creatures will be returning for series seven.

Posting teaser pictures from the set, the site reveals: “Not much has been confirmed about the Doctor’s forthcoming adventures but we think it’s safe to say we can expect the return of perhaps the Doctor’s most legendary foe.

“Here are some sneaky pictures fresh from the set of Doctor Who where the Daleks are being wheeled before the cameras once again. But which design? The answer is ALL OF THEM!”

The decision to bring back previous models of Dalek is likely in response to the underwhelmig reaction to the redesigned versions that appeared as a “new Dalek paradigm” in the WW2-set Victory Of The Daleks. The bulky, multi-coloured models were widely derided and dubbed ‘iDaleks’ in some quarters.

Last year’s series was the first since the 2005 revival not to feature the Daleks. Of the decision to rest them, showrunner Steven Moffat said: “There’s a problem with the Daleks. They are the most famous of the Doctor’s adversaries and the most frequent, which means they are the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe.”

A teaser trailer for the new series, which will feature the departure of companions Amy and Rory Pond, was released this week. It teased a possible return with a brief shot of a Dalek eye-stalk. You can watch the trailer below.