It’s been a long six months for Doctor Who fans, with not only the next season of the hit sci-fi series unknown for a premiere date, but also watching production slowly creep by as our farewell to the Ponds comes ever closer. With summer here and Comic-Con just weeks away, it seems we’re in for an announcement from Team Tardis sometime soon. Now, new information has hit the internet today, revealing not only the title of the premiere, but its possible airdate as well!
Trusted fan site Doctor Who and the Tardis by Craig Hurle has posted today that the Series 7 premiere will be titled “Asylum of the Daleks”, with a highly likely airdate on BBC One, BBC America, and Space on August 25th. As we previously reported, the premiere is said to be given an advanced screening at The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival that same weekend, with a premiere shortly afterwards. The episode will premiere first on August 14th at BFI Southbank in London.
It should be noted that BBC has yet to confirm either pieces of information, but DWATCH certainly has proven its devoted Doctor Who intel in the past before.
The title revealing that there will ultimately be “Daleks” should really come as no surprise to fans, as the premiere trailer for the upcoming new episodes had shown very clearly the classic villains’ return. This will be the first time the Daleks will be featured since their short appearance in the two-part finale “The Pandorica Opens” and “The Big Bang”.
It was also previously revealed that there would only be six new episodes, including the Christmas special later this year, with eight more to follow sometime early next year. The fifth episode will see Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan depart from their companion roles with new sidekick Jenna-Louise Coleman to make her first appearance in the Christmas episode.