It's been nothing but a rumour for awhile now, stemming from the fact Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) is a lifelong Doctor Who fan, but the video above confirms things: the Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker is going to be directing an episode! Nothing else is known yet, but it's implied he'll be travelling to Cardiff to film, and production won't be travelling to the Southern Hemisphere to take advantage of those epic Kiwi landscapes. (But I could be wrong! I sure hope I am.) I also presume Jackson will be doing an episode for Series 10 next year, and surely you'd only get a director of his stature for a big, expensive premiere.
All very exciting. There aren't many TV shows that could get a director like Peter Jackson to work for them. He must be waiving his usual fee, right?