SDCC Announces Air Date of 'Doctor Who' Season 9; Releases First Official Trailer

Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez
courtesy the Irish Examiner
During the "Doctor Who" panel, in the infamous Hall H of San Diego Comic Con, the official date for the upcoming ninth season was revealed. The new season is set to air on the BBC, Saturday, September 19th.

Peter Capaldi, the Doctor and first time con-goer, was asked by moderator, Chris Hardwick, during the Doctor Who panel if it has been like any other show he's been on before. It's a well documented fact that Peter Capaldi is a long-time Whovian, so his response was quite touching; "It's the only show that's in my bones." He also admitted to getting teary eyed the first time he saw the TARDIS in person when he guest starred alongside David Tennant, in the 2008 episode, "The Fires of Pompeii."

In addition to the release date of the next season, attendees were treated to an exclusive look at the first official season 9 trailer. In it, we see old villains return, new foes arrive and what looks to be a lot of action. Not only are we treated to glimpses of what appear to be Missy and Clara working together, but we're also shown a brief interaction between Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor and Maisie Williams' (Game of Thrones) yet unknown character.

What do you think, Whovians? Are you excited for the new season and do you have any guesses who Maisie Williams will be playing? Let us know your thoughts & theories in the comments!

-Nowal Massari