Peter Capaldi, who stars as the most recent incarnation of BBC’s near-insurmountable Doctor Who, is set to make his San Diego Comic-Con debut at this year’s upcoming event in the convention’s famed Hall H. He will be appearing alongside fellow cast members Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, as well as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and fellow producer Brian Minchin, to discuss his first gangbusters series as the time-traveling hero, which was BBC America’s highest rated series to date, and the hotly anticipated next series, which will be premiering this Fall. Upon the announcement that he would be attending, Capaldi responded with his reliable brand of wit:
Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H, is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.
On top of this, BBC America has announced that Moffat has already written the first two episodes of the upcoming series, both of which will be directed by Hettie MacDonald. Meanwhile, BBC America is preparing for the release of their highly touted 7-episode adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell, starring Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan as the titular magicians at the center of Susanna Clarke‘s beloved fantasy tome. Still, the return of the twelfth doctor is the biggest thing on the BBC horizon this side of the Sherlock Christmas Special, and the San Diego Comic-Con panel will serve as an anticipated stop gap between now and the new series’ bow this Fall.
San Diego Comic-Con kicks off on July 8th, with the Doctor Who panel on the 9th.