"Where is the Doctor?" The BBC has released the first official synopsis and a first sneak peek trailer for "The Magician’s Apprentice," the opening episode of Season 9.
The short but exciting trailer opens with a kid lost on a strange alien planet filled with a sea of muddy hands with eyes in their palms. So far, so Doctor Who. Then we have Clara (Jenna Coleman) and Missy (Michelle Gomez) seemingly joining forces to look for the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), who’s on the run and hiding from someone, or something (I'm looking at you, hood-guy), by the time the show returns.
We’re also introduced to another cool Gallyfrean artifact: a Confession Dial, being the Last Will and Testament of the Doctor. Oh, and as you can see below, those space pepperpots the Daleks are making another, terrifying return with "maximum extermination" in mind. I have a feeling it's going to be a brilliant episode. Check it out:
Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.
Writer: Steven Moffat. Director: Hettie Macdonald. Producer: Peter Bennett
Cast: Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
Guest cast: Michelle Gomez, Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths, Harki Bhambra, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Joey Price, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Dasharn Anderson, Demi Papaminas, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Benjamin Cawley, Stefan Adegbola, Shin-Fei Chen, Lucy Newman-Williams, Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Jonathon Ojinnaka.
Doctor Who returns on Sept. 19. on the BBC in the UK, BBC America in the U.S., and Space in Canada.
(via Doctor Who TV)