The best month of the year for news about new TV series and movies is July, thanks to all the buzz started at Comic-Con 2015 last weekend. We have a few more previews in the coming days. To continue the dark theme started by Batman v. Superman, the BBC previewed the next season of Doctor Who, featuring our newest Doctor played by Peter Capaldi as well as companion Clara, played by Jenna Coleman.
And yes, it really looks like a darker Doctor Who, but it has been getting darker especially since The Day of the Doctor. As much as we like Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, it’s still difficult to understand some of the motivations of the Doctor’s latest incarnation. After a year of episodes, Capaldi and Steven Moffat still seem to be tinkering with and exploring the essence of the 12th Doctor–how much of Matt Smith and David Tenant’s Doctors are we getting and what is truly unique about this Doctor?
What we want to know the most is whether we’ll see more of the Paternoster Gang, who doesn’t appear in the Comic-Con trailer. We’re betting they find their way back. Check out this preview for Doctor Who, the ninth of the modern seasons of the show:
And here is the full video of the Doctor Who panel, straight from SDCC 2015:
Doctor Who returns September 19, 2015, on BBC America with the episode “The Magician’s Apprentice.”