# Posted: 28 May 2012 09:26 · Edited by: generalmax
Series 7 is still a long way off, but info has been trickling through over the past several months. Here's a compilation of what is known about the series so far.
Autumn 2012 -- Part 1 (5 episodes + Christmas Special)
Early 2013 -- Part 2 (8 episodes)
Other notes: Filming began 20th February 2012. The BBC will air 6 episodes from Autumn 2012, including the Xmas special. The remaining 8 will show early 2013.
This series will see the last days of the Ponds with Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill returning for their final, rollercoaster voyage with the Doctor. Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor's side for more than two series but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure?
Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend.
Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before.
Matt Smith -- The Doctor
Karen Gillan -- Amy (5 episodes)
Arthur Darvill -- Rory (5 episodes)
Jenna-Louise Coleman - New companion (Joining in the 2012 Christmas special)
Alex Kingston -- River Song (Episode 5)
Other notes: James Corden said he had discussed Craig's return with Moffat and will do "everything in his power" to appear again.
Mark Williams -- Brian Williams (episode 2 & 4)
David Bradley -- Solomon (episode 2)
Rupert Graves -- (episode 2)
Riann Steele -- Queen Nefertiti (episode 2)
Ben Browder -- Sheriff (episode 3)
Dominic Kemp -- Kahler-Mas (episode 3)
Adrian Scarborough -- Kahler Jax (episode 3)
Garrick Hagon (episode 3)
Rob Cavazos -- Walter (episode 3)
Andrew Brooke -- The Reckoner (episode 3)
Michael McShane - Villain (episode 5)
The Daleks (episode 1)
Robots (episode 2)
The Reckoner (episode 3)
The Weeping Angels (episode 5)
Other notes: Producer Marcus Wilson said that a couple of old classics from the 60′s and 70′s will return but will be "moved on a bit." One of the rumoured monsters is revealed in this post. Caroline Skinner possibly hinted that the Zygons will be back.