Following the recent news that a new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is set to enter production, Executive Producer Nikki Wilson has spoken to Digital Spy about the future of the series.
The interview features plenty to read, but in brief:
– “It’s Russell’s baby” – despite his new existence in the USA, the former Doctor Who exec is involved all the way with scripts and storylines, as well as providing notes on edits.
– The two series commission provided an opportunity to character development over a two season arc, something that hasn’t happened with the series in the past.
– Although two series have been commissioned and shooting starts in a few weeks, they are not being filmed back to back – a break later this year will result in series 5 being completed in 2011.
– There are also new monsters:
“The Nightmare Man is part of a really big emotional journey for Luke which involves him facing his fears and excitement about the future. The Shansheeth are vulture undertakers who get embroiled with the gang on a big adventure for the middle of the series.”