BBC America has officially announced that the hit sci-fi TV series Doctor Who will make a return to Comic-Con International this year for a panel at the Hall H auditorium at the San Diego Convention Center. The panel will be held on Thursday, July 9.
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, who plays The Twelfth Doctor, will make his Comic-Con debut for the panel. Co-stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin will also be in attendance for the Doctor Who panel. The panel will be held to promote the show’s upcoming new season, which premieres this fall.
On his upcoming first Comic-Con appearance, Capaldi stated: “Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H, is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.”
Doctor Who Season Nine premieres this fall with a two-part episode, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. The premiere is written by Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Director of Doctor Who’s Hugo Award-winning episode, “Blink.”). Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and is a BBC America co-production.