and Jenna Coleman
are to embark on a World Tour, promoting the upcoming series of Doctor Who, which hits screens this August.
Fans in the UK will have a chance to see the couple at exclusive events in Cardiff
on 7 August
before they jet off, alongside showrunner Steven Moffat
, visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements
Peter Capaldi, speaking ahead of the tour, said:
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.
Executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat added:
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.
The tour marks the largest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will take in Seoul
(South Korea), Sydney
(Australia) before hitting New York
(US) on August 14. It continues to Mexico City
(Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil) where the tour ends on August 19th.
More details of the itinerary will be available soon at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour
as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.
BBC Worldwide’s ambition for the brand has grown considerably since the global success of the 50th Anniversary which saw the special episode The Day Of The Doctor broadcast simultaneously in 98 countries and in over 1500 cinemas across the world, setting a new record for event cinema in its first three days on general release.