Doctor Who series eight details revealed, a companion lost

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Just after the breaking news that Jenna Louise Coleman will be departing during this year’s Christmas Special, the details of the eighth series have arrived and there are some returning writers such as Phil Ford (Waters of Mars), Mark Gatiss (Unquiet Dead, Idiot’s Lantern, Victory of the Daleks, Might Terrors, Cold War and the Crimson Horror), Stephen Thompson (Curse of the Black Spot, Journey to the Center of the TARDIS), Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code, Planet of the Dead, Unicorn and the Wasp, The Lodger and Closing Time), along with newcomers Peter Harness and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

This set of stories will also see the introduction of a new companion Danny Pink played by Samuel Anderson. Not much is known about Danny other than the fact that he will be a fellow teacher at Coal Hill School (hearkening back to the first season when two teachers joined the Doctor on his travels?).

The return of the Daleks has been confirmed as well as the Master with possible other historic meanies lurking in the wings. More details to come…

Via Kasterberous.com:

DrWho_DeepbreathEpisode 1: Deep Breath

  • Written by Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Ben Wheatley

drwho_into-the-dalekEpisode 2: Into The Dalek

  • Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Ben Wheatley
  • Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.

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Danny Pink

DrWho_RobotsofSherwoodEpisode 3: Robot Of Sherwood

  • Written by Mark Gatiss
  • Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen

  • Written by Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist

  • Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker

  • Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon

  • Written by Peter Harness
  • Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express

  • Written by Jamie Mathieson
  • Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline

  • Written by Jamie Mathieson
  • Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night

  • Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12: Dark Water/Death In Heaven

  • Written by Steven Moffat
  • Directed by Rachel Talalay

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One thought on “Doctor Who series eight details revealed, a companion lost

  1. As is typically the case… I find myself both nervous and hopeful of how this series will go. Hopeful because of Peter Capaldi, and nervous because of Steven Moffat. Moffat is capable of great things, but we don’t always get them… at least in my opinion. I did just set timers for everything next weekend so fingers crossed!

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