Doctor Who to film in US

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 October 2010
Matt Smith

Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Doctor Who is to meet former US president Richard Nixon after he receives a distress call from the leader, who is troubled by a mysterious dark force

Doctor Who is to meet former US president Richard Nixon.

Matt Smith - who plays the titular Time Lord - and co-stars Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) , Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) and Alex Kingston (River Song) will fly to America for the first time in the show's history to shoot scenes for the opening episode of the next series.

The plot will reportedly see the Doctor respond to an emergency call from the former US leader - who served in office from 1969 to 1974 - after he has trouble with a mystery dark force, which the Doctor was warned about in the show's last series.

The Doctor was previously told: "The universe is cracked. The Pandorica will open. Silence will fall."

As viewers have watched the Doctor deal with cracks in the universe and the Pandorica, it is thought he will now have to battle The Silence.

Matt recently said he wants to "push the boundaries" in his role as the Doctor.

He said: "I try not to rest on my laurels really, I'm trying to keep pushing the boundaries. It's kind of like Hamlet but for television because it's boundless and you can reinvent it every day. So I'm trying to push the boundaries and trying to evolve. My intention is that I've started and I want to get better, I don't know how long I'll do it for, but I want there to be a marked improvement every time."

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