Jenna Coleman and others were recently seen wearing what look to be period costumes around the grounds of the lovely Caerphilly Castle while filming scenes for the upcoming season of Doctor Who.
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All indications are that the crew is filming what will be the sixth episode of Series 8, which has already been given the title of Robots Of Sherwood. Guest star Tom Riley has been seen sporting long hair and a long beard as well as clothing and a bow and arrow that point to his playing the prince of thieves, Robin Hood. Will Clara be his Maid Marion? The red gown Jenna Coleman has been seen wearing on set looks like something the lovely lady would wear.
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Others have been spotted in peasant costumes and possibly the outfits of Robin Hood’s Merry Men. An unknown actor has also been spotted in a full suit of chain-mail armour, complete with mask.
The writer of the episode, Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss, has also been on set. He has confirmed that he’s been tasked with writing a few more episodes of the show, though he has also alluded to the possibility that both may not appear in the season currently being filmed. He has also said that the Twelfth Doctor will be ‘following a new set of rules’ as compared to his previous incarnations.
Star Peter Capaldi, who took time to interact with fans who came to watch the production, was filming in what has come to be his Doctor’s usual attire even though the rest of the cast was in period garb. But if you’re familiar with the show, you know the Doctor tends to keep to his own wardrobe, even when traveling through history.
I personally am really looking forward to this Robin Hood themed episode. I think I’ve seen just about every major version of the story ever done for movies and television so I can’t wait to see the Doctor Who take on it!