Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Comings & Goings

As already reported, the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine previews the second season of the Sarah Jane Adventures by interviewing executive producer Russell T Davies, who reveals a few plot details regarding the new 12 episode run (see below) as well as all six story titles.

SPOILERS-ahoy below!

"We're waving goodbye to Maria, Alan and Chrissie, as the Jacksons take their leave after the first story," Davies tells, "Though it's a busy old universe - don't be surprised if it's not the last you see of them! But life on Bannerman Road goes on - and that's where Rani comes in! The Chandra family soon arrives, with Rani's mother and father, Haresh and Gita. Can Sarah Jane have a quiet life, and stop her new neighbours becoming involved in her extraordinary adventures? Well, what do you think?!"

Davies goes on, "There's a lot of focus on Luke and Clyde - we even get to meet the rest of the Langer family, and trouble's not far behind..."

"With a longer run than last year," Davies comments, "We've got a wide and bold range of stories. One's a sequel to a SJA story from last year. One's even a sequel to one of the Doctor's adventures! But as ever, there are new monsters, new villains, and new problems for the regular cast."

RTD also confirms the return of Nicholas Courtney, appears by Bradley Walsh (playing an alien with three identities) and Russ Abbott - as well as the return of Floella Benjamin (last seen in "The Lost Boy") and Samantha Bond as the villainous Mrs. Wormwood, who - through Bubbleshock! - attempted to conquer the world in nthe very first SJA "Invasion of the Bane".

Filming concluded on the series Friday August 2nd. DWM were on set, and will be reporting what they saw over the next couple of issues. Though the next issue preview doesn't confirm any details about what to expect from the celebatory 400th issue, has it on good authority that they'll be a two page series preview, much like there was at the same time last year.

DWM issue 399 is out now, priced £3.99. Go buy it - and read Catherine Tate's superb interview regarding her time in Doctor Who. Happy times and places!


Nabu San said...

Oooh, very exciting indeed! Especially this two page spread! Season 2 promo pics galore! Cannae wait! Bet it'll be out next issue. That's the month SJA starts afterall - I think?

Llin said...

Man, I'm excited now...