The 12-episode series Doctor Who Series 10 was preceded by yesterday’s Christmas special, titled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.” with the series itself expected to premiere in April 2017.
Showrunner Steven Moffat is executive producing Series 10, though it will be his final series with Chris Chibnall set to succeed him.
Doctor Who, which began broadcasting on BBC America in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey is created by Sydney Newman (The Avengers), and Executive Produced by Russell T. Davies (Torchwood), Julie Gardner (Torchwood), Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Phil Collinson (Coronation Street), Piers Wenger (How I Live Now), Beth Willis (Doctor Who Confidential), Brian Minchin (Wizards vs. Aliens), Caroline Skinner (Our Girl), and Mal Young (Desperate Scousewives).
'Doctor Who' Season 10 trailer -- featuring new companion -- premieres during Christmas special
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Peter Capaldi currently plays the titular time traveler in the sci-fi series, which will return to the cable network with fresh episodes in the spring.
This weekend's 50-second preview clip for the upcoming season introduced audiences to the doctor's new companion, Bill, who is played with wonder and enthusiasm by actress Pearl Mackie.
"I'm Bill. I serve chips. He's a professor. Or a lecturer. Or as I call him, 'Doctor What.' And now we go EVERYWHERE," the character says in the action-packed video, which can be viewed on social media.
‘Doctor Who’ New Season Trailer Released in Advance of Christmas Special
BBC America has a gift for “Doctor Who” fans. A trailer for the upcoming season was released Christmas Day in advance of the Doctor’s traditional Christmas special, which airs tonight at 9 p.m.
The trailer for the new season set to premiere in April introduces Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, the Doctor’s new traveling companion. The trailer depicts her as fairly befuddled by all of the time and space travel in the Doctor’s world, not to mention her first encounter with the Daleks.
The Christmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” finds the Doctor teaming with a mysterious superhero dubbed the Ghost to “save New York City from floating alien heads,” per BBC America. Justin Chatwin (“Orphan Black,” “Shameless”) plays the superhero.
The new season of “Doctor Who” will be the 10th since the British sci-fi institution was revived in 2005 and its 36th overall. It also marks actor Peter Capaldi’s third time out as the Doctor. The Scottish actor landed the iconic role in 2013, the same year the franchise marked its 50th anniversary. He is the 12th actor to play the role.
Steven Moffat is head writer and exec producer of “Doctor Who.”