BBC America has announced that the new season of Doctor Who will debut on September 1 at 9 p.m. ET, EW has confirmed. The network will broadcast five episodes of the 49-year-old British science fiction show this fall, starting with season premiere, “Asylum of the Daleks” and ending with an episode which will feature both the Weeping Angels and the departure of the Doctor’s companions Amy and Rory. The second half of the season is set to be broadcast next year.
“We have, I think, our biggest range of stories EVER,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement. “We’ve got the return of the Daleks AND the Weeping Angels — both of them poll-topping Doctor Who adversaries — in cracking new stories, we’ve got ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’ (it’s what you’ve always wanted), we’ve got a glorious western with a Cyborg Gunslinger, the most unusual invasion Earth story EVER, and location shooting in New York for the Pond finale.”