BBC has announced today that Alex Kingston will be back as River Song for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.
“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. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour 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!” – Alex Kingston
“Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who – and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song. The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time.” – Steven Moffat
I’m both excited and terrified about this return. For one hand, I love River and I LOVE Alex Kingston, and I think that she might have even better chemistry with Peter Capaldi than she had with Matt Smith. I really think that River and the 12th Doctor might complement each other very well. On the other hand, this is a huge deal and I’m a bit afraid that Steven Moffat might screw up along the way (I’m not coy about the fact that I don’t really like Steven Moffat’s direction to the show).
Either way, this is an exciting piece of news and something to look forward to.