Long-running BBC series “Doctor Who” returns for its ninth season in the fall, and during the show’s panel at the San Diego Comic Con Thursday, the first trailer for the new season as well as the premiere date were unveiled.
The series, now featuring Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord, will return on BBC in the U.K. and BBC America in the U.S. on September 19.
Jenna Coleman is reprising her role as the Doctor’s current companion, Clara, and the trailer features the first glimpse of Michelle Gomez as a new version of The Master.
The first season of “Doctor Who” with Capaldi in the title role wound up being the highest-rated season of the series on BBC America. Overall, the season averaged 2.035 million viewers in Live + 3 Day ratings.
The new season will also feature “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams, as well as appearances by Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.