‘Doctor Who’ Releases Season 8 Image, Video Teaser Revealing Premiere Date!

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Initially, we were told “later this year,” and then we narrowed it down to August, but now, without any equivocation, a brand-new teaser pinpoints the airdate and time for Peter Capaldi‘s first full episode as the Doctor. Clear your calendars, folks: Doctor Who Season 8 is set to launch Saturday, August 23 at 8/7c. The premiere episode is titled “Deep Breath.”

And we’ve also received the striking above image of Capaldi, flashing the red lining of his Pertwee-esque coat, and Jenna Coleman‘s Clara.

Check out the teaser. It’s an apparent continuation to the previous video featuring the Twelfth Doctor in a burning TARDIS, but in this one, you can hear bits of dialogue featuring the Doctor and Clara. The last line gave us the shivers.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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