Behold the First Screen Shot of the DOCTOR WHO Premiere, Plus Showrunner Insights

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We’ve seen the new Doctor. We have the premiere date: August 23. Now finally, we have the first screen shot from the premiere of Season 8 of Doctor Who, and it confirms the Victorian setting. While we don’t see Vastra, Strax, and Jennie, they are doubtless nearby:

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See how much better it looks when his collar is unbuttoned? Just saying.

Here’s what showrunner Steven Moffat has to say about what’s to come in the premiere, via EW:

It’s a big introduction—he’s the new Doctor… There’s no point pretending that it’s not the most interesting, dynamic thing that you’ve got to sell in that first episode. It’s going to be about ‘What’s he like? How’s he different?’ I suppose it feels a bit like a character piece, but there’s plenty of action and nonsense and jeopardy, as there ever is in Doctor Who.

And here’s what he had to say recently about the process of casting Peter Capaldi (with apologies for the BBC’s rather odd formatting):

Clip: Doctor Who – Steven Moffat at Hay Festival

So let’s take another look at the most recent TV spot for the premiere, while we wait, seemingly forever, for August 23:

TV Spot: Doctor Who – New Season New Doctor

Doctor Who, starring Peter CapaldiJenna Coleman, and Samuel Anderson, premieres Saturday, August 23 at 8/7c on BBC America.

Erin Willard
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