Neil Gaiman to pen 'Doctor Who' episode featuring...

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Whovians are in for a treat in 2013.

BBC has announced that acclaimed author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Coraline) will return to pen another episode of Who, which is slated to air next year as part of the show’s eight-episode spring run. Another reason to get excited? The episode will feature the Cybermen, the menacing cyborgs that have plagued the doctor since 1966!

Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite, and Jason Watkins are set to co-star in the hour-long episode, alongside Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will make her debut in the upcoming Christmas special.

“Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing,” executive producer Steven Moffat said in a statement via the network. “And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason, and Warwick.”

Gaiman’s previous episode, last year’s “The Doctor’s Wife,” earned the Hugo Award for best short form dramatic presentation.

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