Peter Capaldi will have his first full adventure as the Doctor on Aug. 23 when the new season of “Doctor Who” premieres.
And from the looks of the first full-length trailer for the season, this could be one of the darkest iterations of the Doctor yet.
The new trailer, which premiered Sunday during the BBC One’s airing of the final game of the World Cup, shows a lot of shots of the Doctor looking menacing or shot in silhouette. And his costume looks as dour as a funeral director’s. There are no wacky bow ties or fezes for this Doctor.
Instead, we’re given such menacing lines as the Doctor asking his companion, Clara (Jenna Coleman), “Tell me, am I a good man?”
Clara’s response isn’t so reassuring: “I … don’t know.”
Along the way, the new season promises more Daleks (of course), the Doctor’s Silurian friend Madame Vastra and a T. rex rampaging through London.
As the Doctor promises in this trailer, the new season will send the TARDIS “into darkness.”
Let’s just hope there’s no Khan waiting for them when they get there.
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