“We plug into that joy much more this year”. Along for the ride were showrunnerSteven Moffat and producer Brian Minchin.
Also from the clip we can see an entire city filled with Daleks, as well as the shape-shifting Zygons, as previously promised, yet there was no sign of Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver as UNIT’s Kate Lethbridge-Stewart and Osgood, or Joivan Wade as the returning teenage hero Rigsy!
Fortunately for you, you don’t have to be in San Diego to see it. BBC America has been kind enough to share it with the rest of us, and you can watch it below.
Yet Moffat was extremely tight-lipped about his plans for the upcoming season, which begins on September 19.
“I mean, that’s the difference right there”, explained Gomez.
Among many, many other exciting bits and pieces, the Season 9 trailer also includes the first footage of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams – though you’ll have to wait a little while longer to find out exactly what she’s doing there. He crossed paths with Robin Hood last season. She said, ‘We’ve managed to make Missy quite well-rounded and maybe even more human than the Doctor, and that was my challenge.’. And in the clip, she exchanges words with The Doctor.
Gomez, who described herself as “a fan, first and foremost”, was originally offered a different role on the show, which she turned down due to scheduling conflicts. Fans, start those theories now as to whether Moffat will bring back the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan from the William Hartnell era. It’s a “pinch me” movement, really… “So it was destiny”.
Regarding the Doctor and Clara’s near breakup in the eighth season, Coleman said that Clara was scared during “Kill The Moon” and didn’t feel safe at that moment.
Capaldi said: “Soaring through all of time and space, series nine sees the Doctor throw himself into life with a new hunger for adventure”. “Go out there and enjoy yourself because darkness is coming”.
Gomez had the funniest answer about a ideal day for Missy: squashing big bugs, starting with some tea and slapping Wonder Woman in the face. “I think it becomes addictive, and I think that’s probably part of a problem”. As always, three episodes are expected from season four.
“””It’s the relationship between a vegetarian and a hunter”, Moffat added later teasing “…The way Missy comes back into the Doctor’s life is not something you’re going to predict”.