The ninth season of the long-running Time Lord series will debut on September 19 on BBC America, it was revealed today at Comic-Con. The airdate came at the end of a trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who. Featuring a scene of the Doctor playing rock star plus Daleks and more, the trailer features a brief look at Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams’ previously announced guest-starring role on series but no information on what her place on the Peter Capaldi-led show might be.
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Making his Comic-Con debut, Capaldi was joined in the huge Hall H for the first TV panel there of this year’s Comic-Con by executive producer Steven Moffat; Jenna Coleman, who plays companion Clara Oswald; and Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy, the female incarnation of the Doctor’s enemy the Master.
This, of course, is not the first time Doctor Who has been at Comic-Con, with the series packing Hall H in past years with incarnations of the Doctor like Matt Smith. Coleman told the crowd that they are “halfway” through shooting the ninth season of the latest version of the veteran show.
The Thick Of It actor about his first SDCC. “I’ve never been in front of 7,000 people before in my life,” joked longtime Doctor Who fan Capaldi as he teased out cheers from the back of the Hall. “It’s the only show that’s in my bones. It’s the only show I’ve ever been in that I really knew and loved.”
On the possibility of a female Doctor, Moffat said, “There’s no vacancy.” The EP wouldn’t come out and say a female Time Lord was coming. but he made it clear from casting a woman as the Master that it was “in the subtext.” Piped up Capaldi to huge laughs, “Maybe I should do a drag episode.”
Describingg the relationship between the Doctor and the Master, Moffat said: “It’s a friendship between a vegetarian and a hunter.” Added Capaldi: “I think she distresses him. His heart kind of sinks.” About the rivaly, he quipped, “Now I’m going to have to go through all this shit.”