Filming is underway for Doctor Who Series Fourteen!
Somewhere there’s danger, and somewhere there’s injustice. And somewhere the Doctor and his new friend Ruby Sunday are running for their lives! The new era of Doctor Who started as Series Fourteen began filming today. (In fairness, Blogtor doesn’t know for a fact Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson were filming scenes of running from deadly danger but, let’s face it, statistically…)
It’s a very exciting time for Doctor Who fans as our next full series, and its brand new Doctor and companion, gets underway. This first block of filming presumably includes the last of next year’s four specials too. Gatwa’s first full episode at the TARDIS controls is due to air sometime “over the festive period.”
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) December 5, 2022
Can it be long before the first official cast photos?
But what other little hints can we take from the photo and short video? Well, we already knew that the 60th Anniversary specials were keeping the Police Box exterior design introduced in The Ghost Monument. But this new photo appears to confirm it will be sticking around for Series Fourteen too. More than that, the unique wood grain pattern marks this out as seemingly the very same prop that debuted in Demons of the Punjab, and which was used most recently throughout Flux and this year’s specials.
We can also see the name of Block One’s previously announced director, Dylan Holmes Williams, listed on the clapperboard. Holmes Williams is perhaps best known for directing four episodes of M Night Shyamalan‘s tense supernatural thriller Servant. Along with his five short films demonstrating a love of mixing dark scares with a hint of the absurd, he already seems a perfect choice for Doctor Who.
Today’s filming likely took placed at the Bad Wolf Studios in Cardiff. But it can’t be long now before the first location filming. And before that, surely, the first official promotional photos of Ncuti Gatwa and Mollie Gibson in costume!