As River Song would point out, the spoilers keep coming for Doctor Who fans who are eagerly awaiting Series 8, which will be the first to feature Peter Capaldi as the newly regenerated 12th incarnation of the time-traveling Doctor.
As The Nerdist reports, new plot details and the first image have been released from Doctor Who‘s Series 8 premiere, titled “Deep Breath.” Any die-hard Whovians that wish to be completely surprised had best stop reading here.
— Doctor Who TV (@doctorwhotv) July 10, 2014
Steven Moffat, Doctor Who‘s executive producer and the man who penned the premiere, told Entertainment Weekly that “it’s a big introduction” for the 12th 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.'”
The Doctor is always a mystery when he regenerates, with each new incarnation possessing unique character traits and quirks. According to Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s current companion, Clara Oswald, the 12th Doctor is “”a lot fiercer. The man is a total adrenaline junkie.” The “wild man” characterization will be a stark contrast to Matt Smith’s eccentric portrayal of the 11th Doctor.
“Deep Breath” will also see the return of the Paternoster gang, a trio of detectives that Doctor Who fans are well familiar with from their adventures with the Doctor in prior series. Consisting of the Sontaran Strax (Dan Starkey), Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), and her human wife, Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart), the gang will be assisting the Doctor and Clara during the feature-length premiere, which is set in Victorian England.
— IndyTV (@TheIndyTV) July 7, 2014
As The Inquisitr has previously reported, “Deep Breath” will bring Doctor Who back to the airwaves on August 23rd. Series 8 is scheduled to consist of 12 new episodes, and will reportedly conclude with a two-part storyline that will see the Doctor facing off against some of his oldest enemies, the Cybermen. Though Moffat was characteristically tight-lipped about what lies in store for fans, he revealed that at the end of the upcoming season, he expects that Whovians will feel “like they want ‘Doctor Who’ to come back very, very quickly.”
[Image: BBC via Nerdist]