BBC Announces Doctor Who World Tour
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.10.2014
Starting August 7th...
BBC America and BBC Worldwide have announced a global world tour for Doctor Who. The tour will introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and will see Capaldi, Jenna Louise-Coleman (Clara) and showrunner/executive producer Steven Moffat visit seven cities across five continents in twelve days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements to publicize the upcoming season to a global audience.
The tour kicks off in the UK on August 7th and will complete in Brazil on August 19th; they'll hit the states by virtue of New York on August 14th.
Capaldi said in the announcement, "It's fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans."
Moffat added, "I've always thought we'd all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it's going to happen. I'll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags."
Capaldi takes the reins as the Doctor after Matt Smith played the Eleventh Doctor from 2010 to 2013. (Technically he was the Twelfth Doctor due to the reveal of John Hurt's War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary special, but he'll always be the Eleventh whatever his real number, right?) More information on the tour will be available here.
The twelve episode season is filming through August and will premiere that month, day and date in both the US on BBC America and the UK on the BBC.