I have very mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, Alex Kingston is a goddess. River + Twelve promises to be a sizzling combination. On the other hand, I despised her entire post-Library storyline. After ‘The Name of the Doctor’ I really felt it was time to let her go. Can Peter Capaldi save this relationship? Can Moffat make her great again?
It’s probably too much to hope for. Still, it should be fun, and I’m intrigued by the promised “surprise guest castings.”