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