Whovians may now mark a date for the Doctor’s return.
According to a report by Screencrush, the BBC announced today that the long-running British science fiction show would return for the latter half of its seventh season on March 30 on both the BBC and its American extension, BBC America.
Similar to its sixth season, which had a nearly two month break mid-season, the show went on a brief hiatus last year following its fifth episode, an emotional adventure featuring the departure of long-time companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).
The new season will follow the adventures of the Doctor (Matt Smith) and new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), an enigmatic figure who was first introduced in the season opener and then re-introduced in a different incarnation during the show’s annual Christmas special.
Though the premiere episode’s title has not officially been released yet, the rumored title is “The Bells of St. John.” It will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Colm McCarthy.
A trailer for the new batch of episodes can be viewed below.