Series 7 of Doctor Who premiered the other night on BBC America’s Sci-Fi Saturday with the debut of a new character played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. We had all expected to see her later in the series as the Doctor’s new companion, so her appearance last night came as quite a surprise.
Even though there had been four separate screenings of Asylum of the Daleks, there were no leaks about Coleman’s character from the press or fans. Steven Moffat, Executive Producer and Head writer, expresses his gratitude for their silence:
“I hope you all got a nice surprise when Jenna popped up in Doctor Who several months early. If so, that surprise came to you courtesy of the frankly magnificent ladies and gentlemen of the press, and of the many Doctor Who forums and blogs too. This show has been seen at four separate screenings, across four different countries and yet not one person gave one spoiler. From all of us on Doctor Who, a heartfelt thank you for helping us tell our story.”
What other surprises do you think we can expect in the rest of the series?