Acclaimed director chosen to helm the start of 'Doctor Who's' eighth season | One of Us

Acclaimed director chosen to helm the start of ‘Doctor Who’s’ eighth season

0 Submitted by on Thu, 17 October 2013, 10:00

An interest choice was made as to who will handle the start of the eighth season. Ben Wheatly, known for his movies such as Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England, Down Terrace, and U is for Unearthed in the ABCs of Death, will helm the first two episodes of the new season. This won’t be his first venture into television. He has worked on such shows as The Wrong Door, Modern Toss, Time Trumpet, Ideal, and Steve Coogan – An Inside Story so he definitely has the experience to handle the beginning of Doctor Who‘s eighth season. Ben Wheatly had this to say,

“I am very excited and honored to be asked to direct the first two episodes of the new series of Doctor Who. I’ve been a fan since childhood. I’m really looking forward to working with Peter Capaldi and finding out where Steven Moffat is planning to take the new Doctor.”

Most of Ben Wheatly’s films are mostly horror and thriller pictures. I’m hoping this is a sign they are taking the 12th Doctor in a darker direction. A lot of fans, including myself, have theories that the 12th Doctor will be a much darker turn. With the casting of Peter Capaldi in the lead role and now with Ben Wheatly taking over the first two episodes, we may just get our wish.

Do you have any thoughts or hopes for Wheatly’s episodes? What do you want to see from this season of Doctor Who? Post your thoughts below!

Source: Digital Spy

Written by

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Caitlin Turner was destined to be a geek since the moment her father shoved a gaming controller in her hand at the age of two. Since then Caitlin has received two associate degrees in computer forensics. With a love for practically anything geeky, cute, or classified as horror she has gained one very odd collection. She can usually be found writing, enjoying one of her interests, or just chilling out with her friends.