Doctor Who series 14 | Russell T Davies teases Steven Moffat’s episode, Boom

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Steven Moffat returns to the world of Doctor Who with Boom – and Russell T Davies has been talking about the episode.

There’s a mild spoiler for Doctor Who: Boom in this news piece, but it’s not one of the things that the BBC has asked us to keep under wraps.

The UK premiere of Doctor Who series one, or 14, took place in London last week, and concluded with a Q&A session. After a screening of the first two episodes – Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord – there was a brief teaser snippet shown of the third in the new run, Boom.

This, as had been previously announced, is penned by Steven Moffat – his first episode since he handed the keys to Doctor Who over to Chris Chibnall back in 2017 – and directed by Julie Anne Robinson.

Russell T Davies explained how the new series is set to pan out, and teased that in Boom, “the Doctor stands on a landmine”.

He explained more. “At the very start of that episode, the Doctor stands on a landmine, and can’t move for the entire episode”. It sounds too that Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson – as the Doctor and Ruby – will have quite the challenge there.

Davies described Boom as “an absolute masterpiece”, and teased that “people will be talking about that episode for years to come”.

The teaser taste you get at the end of The Devil’s Chord gives nothing more than that away (you do indeed see Ncuti Gatwa and the aforementioned stepping), and no further footage beyond that was screened.

The episode is set to screen on 18th May 2024, on BBC One and iPlayer. The series itself debuts on 11th May 2024 with two episodes landing at the same time.

A lot more on Doctor Who in the weeks ahead. The series as a whole will wrap up on 22nd June 2024.

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