The title for the opening episode of Doctor Who‘s new season has been officially revealed, along with a brand new promotional image.
Introducing Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts, Season 10’s opener is titled ‘The Pilot’.
The episode was originally believed to be titled ‘A Star in Her Eye’, but eagle-eyed fans spotted the titles for the first five episodes of the new season hidden in the recent teaser trailer.
Steven Moffat hinted last year that “I want it to feel like Episode 1 of a brand new show” – in effect, a pilot episode.
‘The Pilot’ airs on Saturday 15 April on BBC One.
A new 60-second trailer will premiere on BBC One tonight during half-time of the FA Cup quarter final match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Peter Capaldi confirmed last month that he will be departing Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas special.
Filming is currently underway in Cardiff on this year’s Doctor Who finale. Written by showrunner Steven Moffat, the final two episodes of Season 10 are being directed by Rachel Talalay, who also helmed Peter Capaldi’s previous season finales in 2014 and 2015.
It was officially announced last week that two-part story will feature the return of the Mondasian Cybermen.
12 new episodes of Doctor Who have been filming in Cardiff since June 2016.
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