Doctor Who | Matt Smith hints Series 7 will premiere in August
Speaking at the festival yesterday, the actor said that the first episode, Asylum Of The Daleks, would air within weeks, following the news that it is set to receive its first public screening at BFI Southbank on August 14.
The episode will also be screened during the Edinburgh International TV Festival, which takes place from August 23-25.
There is speculation that the episode could be shown on BBC One the day after it is shown in Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of series six opener Let’s Kill Hitler, which was also shown at the festival and premiered on TV the following day.
The BBC has yet to confirm a start date for the series.
The title of the first episode was recently confirmed by Daleks operator Nicholas Pegg, who broke the news on Twitter.
‘The title has been officially announced, so at last we can say it aloud: it was an absolute blast shooting Asylum of the Daleks! #DoctorWho’. he tweeted.
The forthcoming series will also see the Doctor’s companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) replaced with Jenna-Louise Coleman being introduced in one of the later episodes.
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