Peter will be joined in season 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. He has starred alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Alex Kingston as River Song, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, as well as Keeley Hawes, Tom Riley, Frank Skinner, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade and many more. Peter’s Doctor has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords.
Capaldi will return in the next season for 12 episodes in April, followed by the Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.
BBC America’s new Doctor Who spin-off, Class, comes from award-winning YA writer and executive producer, Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls), and is executive produced by Moffat and Minchin.
Following the season 10 premiere, the new eight-part series will follow four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence. Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow. The program stars Greg Austin as Charlie; Fady Elsayed as Ram; Sophie Hopkins as April; Vivian Oparah as Tanya and Katherine Kelly as Miss Quill.
“The first time you meet him he’s funny. The second time he’s amazing. The third time you realise he’s the most dangerous man in the universe. He says he’s a man of peace, but he walks in war. I’m having the time of my life, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world, even if it kills me.” – Bill Potts
“Ultimately, doesn’t it take, particularly in religion, a leap of faith? Kierkegaard’s leap of faith?
Yes, definitely. You’ll notice Luke uses that quite a bit through the films. Not to rely on his senses, not to rely on the computers, but to rely on faith. That is what ‘Use The Force’ is, a leap of faith.
That there are mysteries and powers larger than we are, and that you have to trust your feelings in order to access these things. (…)
I’m making intuitive decisions because I can see the picture in my head even though it’s foggy. And I know instantly whether this fits in there or doesn’t.”
A new image for Doctor Who series 10 is released, ahead of a 60-second trailer for the series premiering on BBC One tonight (Monday, 13th March) during half-time of the FA Cup quarter final match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
The image features Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, with Pearl Mackie as his new companion Bill Potts, and Matt Lucas as Nardole. Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday 15 April with episode 1, The Pilot. [x]