Peter Capaldi’s debut as Doctor Who is set to be a worldwide, major event.
BBC America have announced their plans for the introduction of the latest Doctor Who to our screens with Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) leading their special programming with live pre and post-screening shows on August the 23rd. Midnight theatrical events will take place in over 550 theatre across the states on the 25th of August.
New York – July 31, 2014 – It’s a new beginning for the iconic series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. BBC AMERICA will launch Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who with special programming on the channel and theatrical events across the country with Fathom Events. The new season of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 23, 8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.
Doctor Who’s feature-length season premiere episode, Deep Breath, is a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London. Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Steven Moffat, the episode stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax.
There will be plenty of special programming surrounding the premiere of Deep Breath too. Here’s another snippet of the BBC America press release.
In the lead up to Doctor Who’s new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET. The Doctor Who Takeover Week marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET. Starting August 6, BBCAmerica.com will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes – the top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.
More information on Doctor Who theatrical events can be found at fathomevents.com