To help ease our pain after the announcement that Doctor Who won't be having a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, here's a short promo teaser. The Doctor seems to be struggling with whether he's a good man or not. The BBC America also announced that the first episode of Season 8, called "Deep Breath," will air on Saturday, August 23rd at 8:00pm. Here's some additional information from the press release:
The episode ushers in an exciting new era for the show as Peter Capaldi (The Musketeers, The Thick of It) steps into the role of the Doctor. Fans first got a glimpse of Capaldi's Doctor in November's 50th Anniversary Special, and again in the final minutes of last year's Christmas Special, but the upcoming season premiere marks the first full episode for the Twelfth Doctor.
Capaldi will be joined by Jenna Coleman (Death Comes to Pemberley), who returns as companion Clara Oswald, and Samuel Anderson (History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) who joins the cast as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara also 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).
I'm excited for the next season to start, but still a little peeved that there won't be a Comic-Con panel.