In advance of Peter Capaldi’s first season as the infamous Doctor, BBC America released a teaser trailer for the eighth season of Doctor Who. The network also announced that the upcoming season’s feature-length premiere episode, “Deep Breath,” will air Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. ET.
At a mere 15 seconds, the teaser is cryptic. “Clara, be my pal, tell me, am I a good man,” the Doctor asks. “I don’t think I know who the Doctor is anymore,” Clara responds. What does it all mean?!
Here’s what we do know: Fans caught a glimpse of Capaldi (The Fifth Estate, World War Z) in the 50th anniversary special as well as at the tail end of last year’s Christmas special. The season 8 premiere, however, marks the first full episode for the Twelfth Doctor.
Joining Capaldi are Jenna Coleman (Captain America: The First Avenger, Death Comes to Pemberley) returning as Clara Oswald and Samuel Anderson (History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) as Danny Pink, who is a teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara works. Previously announced guest stars include Ben Miller (Primeval, Death in Paradise), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs, Downstairs), and Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons).
Capaldi and Coleman will appear together in the U.S. for the first time in New York on Thursday, Aug. 14, as part of the inaugural Doctor Who World Tour, the largest promotion in the 50-year history of the show. The tour begins in Cardiff, Wales, and will then head to London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro.
Can’t wait until the season 8 premiere? Neither can we. For now, check out the teaser below.