The BBC have confirmed that Doctor Who will return on September 1 (with the series likely to air on BBC America later the same day), they’ve also released official synopses for the first three episodes!

“Asylum of the Daleks” will kick the series off on BBC One in the UK, with the next four episodes airing on the subsequent Saturdays of the month. If the BBC America schedule for that date is anything to go by, the series opener will be broadcast at 9 p.m. EST, following a marathon of series 6 (although the premiere hasn’t been officially announced for the States, the mysterious gap in an otherwise full schedule seems evidence enough).

But that’s not all! We also have the full synopsis for “Asylum of the Daleks,” “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” and “A Town Called Mercy”!

“From Daleks to Dinousaurs and an alien with a grudge, this series features a whole host of guest stars, including: David Bradley, Rupert Graves, Stephen Berkoff, Mike McShane, Ben Browder, Adrian Scarbourgh and Anamaria Marinca.”

Episode 1: Asylum Of The Daleks

“Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Ponds’ marriage.”

Episode 2: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

“An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.”

Episode 3: A Town Called Mercy

The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.

How do you feel knowing we’re only 17 days away from another Doctor Who adventure!?