BleedingCool reports that on the cover of this week’s Doctor Who Monthly, it’s revealed that one of this season’s four main characters will die in this year’s opening adventure.
Accoring to the the magazine’s Twitter feed, producer Steven Moffat said:
“We’re not lying, we’re not cheating: one of those four people is going to die! When I came up with this heart-wrenching twist, I thought ‘We’ll kill off one of the leads in the season opener.’ It lures you in.”
My guess, based on the series promo trailer, is that it’s the Doctor himself, killed by one of his companions — but there’s a twist, of course.
DOCTOR WHO premeires April 23rd at 9;00 PM/8:00 Central on BBC AMERICA with part one of a two part adventure, The Impossible Astronaut.
Note the magazine lists companion Rory Williams as Rory Pond, likely a joke refering to gag about the balance of power in the married Amy Pond and Rory’s relationship.