The mini-adventure, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, will be available from the BBC's website from Monday 27th August, with each of the five parts expected around midday on consecutive days throughout the week; the entire story will then be made available on the BBC's digital television Red Button service on Saturday, 1st September.
The story is directed by Saul Metzstein, and written by Chris Chibnall, who said:
Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives. Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it's fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.
Executive producer Caroline Skinner added:
Chris has written a beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny piece about the adventures the Ponds have been having with the Doctor since we last saw them on-screen. It's not long till the series itself will be back with a vengeance - but in the meantime, Pond Life is a truly heart-warming piece about our best-loved companions and their madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor.
Some Publicity photos have been released for the special:
The BBC have also released a video featuring Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill introducing the story: