Peter Jackson Filmed a Mini-Episode of Doctor Who to Announce He's Directing a Full Episode of Doctor Who

Peter Jackson just dropped a video “announcement” on his Facebook page to confirm something we first heard rumblings about three years ago: The director of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies will be bringing his skills to an upcoming episode of Doctor Who.


In all honesty, this should be great match of director to subject. And, if nothing else, the video itself a fun Doctor Who bit:

A little self-deprecation goes a long way. Also, full points to Jackson for saying that he’d do it in six months in New Zealand rather than 12 days in Cardiff.

H/t Robert A. Petersen!

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Peter Jackson’s episode of Doctor Who will run 243 minutes and feature 3 prologues and 14 endings.

I kid, I kid. Really looking forward to it, actually.