Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who monsters revealed (spoilers)

Fan-favourite foes and guest stars in Neil Gaiman’s Doctor Who Series 7 episode

Neil Gaiman and Matt Smith with ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ guest star Suranne Jones
Neil Gaiman and Matt Smith with ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ guest star Suranne Jones
Neil Gaiman and Matt Smith with ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ guest star Suranne Jones

Neil Gaiman’s eagerly anticipated second episode of Doctor Who, airing with the second half of Series 7 in early 2013, will feature the Cyberman, as well as guest stars Warwick Davis, Being Human‘s James Watkins and Eastenders‘ Tamzin Outhwaite.

With an echo of classic Who, the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion (Jenna-Louise Coleman) will encounter the trio, along with the Cybermen, on a mysterious planet. Given the space age setting, we can probably assume that this is our universe’s Cybermen and not the alternate Earth ones from ‘The Age Of Steel’.

Doctor Who‘s showrunner Steven Moffat commented, “Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing.

“And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists,” he concluded, “it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.”

Doctor Who Series 7 Part One is available on DVD now, priced at £18.14 from Amazon UK.