“It’s new, it’s brand new, you’re getting to see the Doctor through brand-new eyes,” Doctor Who EP Steve Moffat said today of the tone of upcoming season at the show’s New York Comic-Con panel.

Today’s third onstage gathering for the expanding BBC America’s takeover, the long-running tales of the Time Lord gave the packed Theater at MSG a peek at the latest Doctor Who Christmas Special. Take a look above.

There was also a visual reveal of Orphan Black and Shameless alum Justin Chatwin in his new role in the series’ next season.


Moffat was joined on the NYCC panel today by the 12th Doctor himself Peter Capaldi, new companion Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas, who is returning to his Nardole role for the upcoming tenth season. Departing showrunner Moffat was also joined by fellow EP Brian Minchin. “I’m not going to say anything about ‘Bill,’ but you will discover her character and how she came to meet the Doctor when the show comes back,” a non-teasing Moffat said of the Mackie played ‘companion.

As a new companion enters, the long running EP is exiting as it was announced earlier this year that Moffat would be leaving the series he has run since 2010 at the end of Season 10 of the rebooted Beeb series.  Broadchurch EP Chris Chibnall will be taking over as showrunner for Season 11 in 2018.  Season 10 of Doctor Who is set to premiere in the spring of next year – in the meantime, look back at Capaldi’s Doctor’s run so far:

NY Comic-con runs until October 9.