New Doctor Who episodes set to air in the UK soon, possibly in late August.
Matt Smith told San Diego’s Comic Con panel that the first episode, Asylum Of The Daleks, would air within weeks, while its first public screening is at BFI Southbank on August 14.
The episode will also be screened during the Edinburgh International TV Festival, which takes place from August 23-25. BBC could also capitalise on major audiences for the Olympics.
There is speculation that the episode could be shown on BBC One the day after it is shown in Edinburgh. Let’s Kill Hitler was also shown at the festival and premiered on TV the following day.
The forthcoming series will see the Doctor’s companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) replaced with Jenna-Louise Coleman being introduced in one of the later episodes.
The BBC has yet to confirm a start date for the series and ABC will be awaiting confirmation before it can consider adjusting its schedule in order to accommodate Who. It’s never easy trying to fast-track the season when the BBC keep the date under wraps for so long!