Excellent news from the Sarah Jane Adventures camp.
Matt Smith and Katy Manning announced as guest cast for an exciting two part romp, written by that man Russell T Davies. I’m really, really pleased about this. Makes my old fanboy heart sing.
Amused to note this quote from Katy though…
Playing Jo Grant again is something I never really considered.
Except when she did, of course. But on audio, so it doesn’t count, does it?
Mind you, Lis suffered from the same amnesia when the SJAs started, forgetting two full dizbustin’ series of “Sarah Jane Smith” that she’d recorded barely months previously. I assume they do it because of the BBC Charter condition about not being allowed to involve characters in a narrative on television that people then have to pay money to follow elsewhere. But it’s still a shame. There’s a lot of good work being done on Doctor Who that doesn’t emanate from Cardiff, and I hate to see them being swept aside.
All that aside, I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with for this story. The SJAs have been consistently bloody lovely since they started and it’s wonderful to see them being rewarded with two further series. Great stuff.