Gatiss On Capaldi’s First Episode

From Digital Spy:

Mark Gatiss has promised an “exciting” and “disturbing” debut for Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who.

Speaking to Digital Spy at the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard 40th Anniversary Gala last night, Gatiss spoke about writing for Doctor Who series eight.

“Peter has a very different energy to Matt Smith and to David Tennant,” he said. “He’s older which changes everything – it’s amazing what a change does!

“Matt was sublime and I was very sorry to see him go, but it’s also great to have a change – as it has always been with the Doctor.”

Gatiss added that Capaldi’s new Doctor brings with him “a whole new set of rules”.

“The Doctor’s always the Doctor – but you can have a lot of fun playing with people’s expectations,” he continued. “Everyone knows how the previous Doctor would react in any given situation – and now you just don’t know!”

Steven Moffat has written Capaldi’s first full Doctor Who episode, which Gatiss described as “thrilling”.

The sci-fi drama will return to BBC One later in 2014, with Sherlock‘s Steve Thompson also among the confirmed writers for the latest run.

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