Thursday, March 04, 2010

SJA back for two more seasons!

Woohoo! Sarah Jane is baaaaack! :)

It’s been a long time coming and much rumoured but at the BBC has officially given The Sarah Jane Adventures a renewal order. However, in a surprising move the corporation hasn’t ordered just one new season but two! A fourth and fifth season of the CBBC spin-off from Doctor Who has been ordered by the BBC – both seasons will comprise of 12 episodes. Season Four will air later this year, probably around the Autumn time, while Season Five will air next year.

A fourth season of The Sarah Jane Adventures was considered likely after its rating winning performance last year for its third season – two episodes featured David Tennant in his role of The Doctor. The BBC began a search for a new producer for the spin-off late last year prompting many to believe that the corporation had renewed the series. Russell T Davies will remain as Executive Producer on both new seasons of the CBBC drama despite stepping down as show-runner on Doctor Who. Nikki Wilson will join Davies as an executive producer while Brian Minchin has joined as a new producer.

The fourth season will begin production in Cardiff later this month and will see Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Anji Mohindra and Tommy Knight all reprise their respective roles. It was announced earlier this week that The Sarah Jane Adventures had been nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

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