The Bells of St John Promotional Image

Matt&Jenna Promo 1 Landscape

The BBC have released the first promotional image for series 7b of Doctor Who as well as revealing the title of the opening episode.

The Bells of St John will debut on March 30th on BBC to kick off the 50th Anniversary series. The episode, written by Steven Moffat, has been billed as a “modern day urban thriller”.

The BBC site reports:

Matt&Jenna Promo 1 PortraitWritten by Steven Moffat, ‘The Bells of St John’ will mark the official introduction of the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.  Having already made two appearances last year, the opening episode will be the first time fans get to see the Clara that will accompany the Doctor across the series’ eight adventures.

Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks, The Shard and Westminster Bridge, ‘The Bells of St John’ will also establish a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

Steven Moffat says:

“It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway!”

The new promotional image also provides a sneak peak at the monsters the Doctor and Clara will face in the coming weeks including the redesigned Ice Warriors.

SPOILERS: Read on to see the new Ice Warriors up close…

Images © BBC Pictures

Ice Warrior Sneak Peak 1Ice Warrior Sneak Peak 2

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