Doctor Who‘s 10th season is getting a joint TV and cinema premiere in mid April.
“The Pilot”, which introduces Pearl Mackie will premiere in Australia on ABC iview immediately after its UK broadcast on Sunday 16th April and will air simultaneously on ABC (in HD) and ABC ME at 7.40pm.
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films have also announced a cinema screening of the first episode for two days only, from Easter Sunday.
“With Bill, the new companion, making her on-screen debut we’re happy to give audiences the chance to experience the new duo on the big-screen for the first time, “ said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ.
Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive Director, said: “The introduction of a new companion is a time(lord)-honoured event in the Doctor Who universe, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the BBC once again to present this very special cinema event to Australian fans.”
This marks the final season for Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who: The Pilot, sees Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole. Cinema-goers will also get an exclusive chance to travel with Pearl from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.” Featuring exclusive interviews with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat and narrated by Ingrid Oliver.
Doctor Who: The Pilot is written and executive produced by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The series was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios and is produced by BBC Studios Wales.
Cinema tix can be purchased at sharmillfilms.com.au