First Pics Of Peter Capaldi And Filming Of DOCTOR WHO Series 8

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capaldiWe got a new Doctor and then we got a new year. The new year also brings a brand new series of Doctor Who. Series 8, Peter Capaldi‘s first as The Doctor, has begun filming and some set pictures have found their way online. As usual, the BBC released an official image of Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman before they could be spotted out and about filming the first episode. Capaldi is still wearing Matt Smith‘s costume, so we’ll have to wait a little longer before we see what the new Doctor will be wearing. While the BBC picture is nice and the press release has some interesting quotes and information about the new series, some set pics snapped in Cardiff are much more juicy.

Simon Clements works at Blue Bot Design, and filming for the new episode was taking place right outside his door. He was able to take several fantastic pics of the set, and they reveal three returning guests. We knew that Vastra, Jenny, and Strax would be returning but now we know they’ll be some of the first faces Capaldi sees as the new Doctor. The Paternoster Gang will be having another Victorian adventure with our favorite Time Lord. Showrunner Steven Moffat said that Capaldi‘s era will be a brand new direction for the show, but the first few episodes will feature familiar faces and settings to let folks know this is still very much Doctor Who. You can check all the new pics below. What do you think about our first look at Series 8?

The new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, stepped on set today for his first full day of filming as production begins on series 8 of the hit BBC show.
10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first glimpse of Capaldi in one of TV’s most iconic roles in the festive special ‘The Time of the Doctor’, which saw Matt Smith hang-up his bow tie after 4 years in the role.
Capaldi was revealed as the Doctor in a live BBC One show in August, after months of speculation about the next Doctor’s identity.
Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi said: “New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”
Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, added: “First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”
Accompanying the Doctor on his adventures will be companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman.
The first episode of series 8 has been written by Steven Moffat with the second episode penned by Phil Ford. These are the first episodes that Peter will shoot and are directed by Ben Wheatley.
Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: “Excitement and anticipation fills the air as Peter Capaldi’s Doctor takes control of the TARDIS for the very first time today. It’s going to be one hell of a ride and I can’t wait for the journey to start.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, commented: “A new year, a new face, a new Doctor! 2014 has arrived and it’s Peter Capaldi’s time so let the adventures begin!”
Filming is taking place in Cardiff until August 2014. Doctor Who is executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, and produced by Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett. It is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.

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