River Song is getting ready to meet the Doctor for Christmas.
Variety reported that Alex Kingston, known for her role in Doctor Who as Professor River Song, is set to return to the show for its Christmas special, airing on December 25. This is the first time the actress will appear alongside Peter Capaldi.
“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,” Kingston said. “Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humor 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!”
She was last seen in one of Matt Smith’s final episode as The Doctor with Steve Moffatt teasing that a range of guest stars are set to appear in the special this year, which is beginning filming soon.
Doctor Who is returning on September 19 with 12 new episodes.