BBC Worldwide has announced a major global publicity tour to launch episode one of the new series of Doctor Who and introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor.
Doctor Who: The World Tour
will begin in the UK on August 7th and finish in Brazil on August 19th. The trip will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi
, on-screen companion Jenna Coleman
, and current showrunner Steven Moffat
, visit 7 cities across 5 continents in 12 days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements to publicise the show’s forthcoming Series 8 to a global audience.
The tour marks the largest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will kick off in Cardiff, Wales before taking in London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (US), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Peter Capaldi has commented on his excitement ahead of the tour: “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”.
Steven 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.”
Series 8 is due to TX in the UK in August. BBC America
will transmit on the same day. More details of the itinerary will be available soon at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour
as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere
will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.