“As a new Time Lord you need all the friends you can get, but he even has to win over his companion. Clara grew very attached to Matt and that shows in the opening episodes. Peter’s Doctor has to get past a spiky opening and try to make Clara a sidekick who will help him save the world from the usual mix of aliens and monsters from the galaxy.”
As filming on Doctor Who Series 8 has begun, some details have emerged regarding the new face of The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara, played by Jenna Coleman. According to The Mirror, The Twelfth Doctor (that’s what we’re calling him) and Clara will have a “spiky relationship” at the beginning of the series. The Mirror reports:
Episode One of Series 8 began filming this week and also saw the return of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax. It is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley.