Starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and model Lily Cole, ‘The Curse Of The Black Spot’ will air as Episode 3 of the new series.
Speaking to SFX in the magazine’s new issue, Moffat revealed: “Steve Thompson’s pirate one is just a glorious, hugely clever, very funny but again properly scary adventure.”
He continued: “I knew Steven from Sherlock and other projects, and he desperately wanted to do Doctor Who. So he brought all that wonderful giddy enthusiasm of someone who’s a hugely distinguished playwright and very much the coming man in television suddenly getting to play with Doctor Who. It’s just bursting with Doctor Who-ness, and it’s so much fun, and a wonderful contrast to our opener, which is quite intense.”
Series 6 of Doctor Who begins on Saturday 23rd April on BBC One.
Issue 208 of SFX magazine is available in shops today.