BBC Worldwide has asked fans not to share spoilers about the upcoming new season of “Doctor Who” after five scripts for episodes from the upcoming season leaked online over the weekend.
The scripts reportedly leaked after being sent to the BBC Worldwide’s newly opened Latin America headquarters in Miami for translation, the most notable being the premiere episode “Deep Breath” written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley.
In an official statement, they say:
“BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.
We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.”
The episodes themselves go to air in both the UK and United States starting August 23rd.
Source: The Radio Times