Director Ben Wheatley to helm Doctor Who Series 8 openers

Ben Wheatley: Doctor Who “in July” – Internet Doubtful

According to a new interview director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, the sublime A Field in England) has a mere two weeks left on his duties for Doctor Who Series 8 and is expecting them to air far sooner than we thought.

Speaking to FilmDrunk about many other things, the director said of the first two episodes of the Peter Capaldi era:

I’ve got two more weeks shooting Doctor Who, which hopefully is going to go in July.

Previous dates thrown around the Internet have put the return anywhere between August and September, but if Wheatley is correct then we will be able to enjoy the show even sooner. (We’ve been informed that August is almost guaranteed and various merchandise launches tie in with this – Ed)

Personally the return can’t come soon enough, but July does seem like a rather odd time to schedule the grand return of one of your flagship programmes – in fact, I can’t think of a single show that launches in July.

But what do you think? Is this likely to be the case for the air dates, or do you feel the director may be a bit ambitious with his predictions?



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