Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are gonna make like rock stars when they embark on the first-ever Doctor Who: The World Tour this August.
Unlike Phineas Fogg and Passepartout, the 12th Doctor and his companion won’t circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, but make their way TARDIS-style to seven cities on five continents in twelve days.
Capaldi and Coleman kick off Doctor Who: The World Tour in Cardiff, Wales — home of Doctor Who since the series’ reboot in 2005 — and London, England (home of the Beeb) on the 7th of August 2014. Afterward they jet, I mean TARDIS it, to Seoul, South Korea, Sydney, Australia, New York, USA, and Mexico City, Mexico, and then conclude the tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the 19th of August.
Said Capaldi, “It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After eight months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.”
Last year’s global simulcast of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor (in which we got our first glimpse of Capaldi as the 12th Doctor), was a huge success. This year’s global publicity tour, which launches Series 8 and introduces the suited-and-booted Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, should prove to be a stellar event, too.
Doctor Who executive producer and lead writer, Steven Moffat, will join Capaldi and Coleman on part of the tour. He said, “I’ve always thought we’d all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it’s going to happen. I’ll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”
So, Whovians, if you want to see The Doctor and Clara up close and personal, best that you stay glued to the Doctor Who World Tour website for updates and information about tickets to fan events.
Series 8 of Doctor Who, which includes guest stars Keeley Hawes, Ben Miller, Hermione Norris, Tom Riley and Frank Skinner, debuts in the UK on BBC One this August, and will screen later the same day in the US on BBC America.