Last year, Doctor Who aired its eighth season (“series” for U.K. folks), starring Peter Capaldi as the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor. In his first season, Twelve dealt with a lot of unique (and in come cases completely bonkers) situations, from feuding with Robin Hood to traveling inside a Dalek, and even solving a murder mystery on the space Orient Express. It was quite a debut for the hug-hating Time Lord.
Doctor Who has been off the air since the Christmas special “Last Christmas,” but the cast and crew have been hard at work since January for the revival’s ninth season. The BBC has been keeping most of what to expect steeped in secrecy, but some fun tidbits have come out since the beginning of the year. With only a few months left until its premiere, here’s everything important you need to know about Doctor Who’s Season 9.
When It Will AirDoctor Who will premiere on Saturday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America. The season will kick off with a two-parter, starting with “The Magician’s Apprentice” (as teased in “Last Christmas”) and concluding with “The Witch’s Familiar.” While Season 8 didn’t feature any two-parters until “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”, Season 9 will feature several additional two-part adventures. Fans can also take comfort knowing that like Season 8, Season 9 won’t be split into two halves. All twelve episodes will air over the course of several months, followed by the traditional Christmas special.
Have we seen any footageYes, at this point we have seen quite a bit of footage, including this trailer:
Plus, this trailer:
Both trailers give us hints at some new villains and characters. We also get a first look at Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams character on the show. We don't know much about who she is playing, but we are certainly intrigued.
The DoctorAfter briefly appearing in “The Day of the Doctor” and “The Time of the Doctor,” Season 8 was Peter Capaldi’s first full season as the Twelfth Doctor. During this season, Capaldi gave us a Doctor that, although humorous, was intense and more “alien” than his more recent selves. Although he will retain his stern personality, Capaldi has said that Twelve will evolve as time wears on, and in some cases will be funnier than last season. He’ll also be getting a slight costume change next season.