We’re a little over a month away from the premiere of “Doctor Who” Season 8 and our brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi! We’ve been promised that he won’t be a “boyfriend Doctor” and that Capaldi’s Twelfth will have a harder edge. We’ve seen pics from set. Today, we have our first official photo from Season 8 from EW (above), and he’s looking quite determined.
Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald, said Twelve is “a lot fiercer. This man is a total adrenaline junkie.” Executive producer Steven Moffat elaborated on what we can expect from the premiere episode:
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.
Is it just me, or does he look shockingly like Hugh Laurie in this pic? If you’re a Whovian, make sure you check out my upcoming “Doctor Who” podcast on GeekNation! Let us know what you think of the pic and check out the teaser video below. Doctor Who will return to BBC and BBC America on August 23. Geronimo!
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