DOCTOR WHO Gets A Returning Monster, A New Guest Star, And A Premiere Date

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doctor whoDoctor Who series 8 is filming out in the open today, so the BBC has released a few official statements and photos to keep the paparazzi from getting the scoop about a returning monster and a special guest star. In addition to today’s announcements, the BBC recently confirmed that the new series, the first for new Doctor Peter Capaldi, will air this August. You can read about all this and a little more below!

The Beeb have announced that the Cybermen will be a returning baddie for Capaldi‘s first season and they will once again be sporting the new design introduced in Neil Gaiman‘s episode Nightmare in Silver. Along with that, Michelle Gomez has been cast as a character called The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere. As you can see from the pic, she’ll be causing trouble alongside the Cybermen. Showrunner and head writer Steven Moffat said of the actress from shows like Bad Education andGreen Wing, “I’ve known Michelle for years, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She’s everything we need – brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.

It was also revealed this weekend that series 8 will debut Saturday, August 23 in both the UK and America. BBC America will roll out the first episode at 8PM. You can see the teaser trailer below. What do you think about the latest goings on in the world of Doctor Who?

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