BBC releases first full trailer for Doctor Who series 8
What a wonderful Sunday for fans of the BBC’s long-running sci-fi drama ‘Doctor Who,’ as the network has released the first full-length trailer for the highly-anticipated return of the series. This season we of course have a new Doctor, making the new series even more exciting for fans.
The introduction of the new Doctor follows last year’s record-setting global success of the 50th Anniversary special, which was broadcast across the world simultaneously in 98 countries and released in more than 1500 cinemas globally. The special broke ratings and social media records for BBC AMERICA as well as set a new record for a one-night unaudited theatrical event – reaching No. 2 for the night at the US box office. Filming of the 12-part season continues through August.
Peter Capaldi has stated in the past, “It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.” Soon fans will get to see all of his hard work on the small-screen.
Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat adds: “I’ve always thought we’d all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it’s going to happen. I’ll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”
The new series of Doctor Who begins Saturday, 23 August.