Doctor Who S8 Full Launch Trailer Arrives

Finally, after some all too brief and vague teasers, the official launch trailer has arrived for the eighth series of “Doctor Who” and the first to feature Peter Capaldi in the role. At last we see actual footage from the upcoming episodes in the new trailer which just aired in the UK during the half-time of the World Cup final.

Both this trailer, and reviews of the leaked episode scripts and rough cut first episode, confirm the series appears to be turning away from the more kid-friendly fantasy of recent years in favor of a darker, more serious and slightly more austere take on the material. The Doctor himself becoming a stoic, unpredictable and even outright dangerous figure at times. The new trailer is up at The BBC.