BBC has confirmed a 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special which will see Alex Kingston return as Professor River Song.
The special, which begins filming this week, will see River Song performing alongside her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time.
It will be written by Executive Producer Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Nikki Wilson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock).
“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,” she said.
“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!”
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…”
Further cast are yet to be announced.