Doctor Who's long-anticipated seventh series will be kicking off Saturday. The series premiere episode, "Asylum of the Daleks," will air in the UK on BBC One before airing stateside a few hours later on BBC America. The first part of the seventh series' run will consist of five episodes, airing throughout the month of September. At the end of that stretch of five, the BBC has announced that longtime companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) will be leaving the TARDIS for good, under as-yet unknown circumstances.
New posters for episodes 2 through 5 have been released by the BBC, featuring some pretty interesting concepts that will undoubtedly be carried through each episode. The poster for "Asylum of the Daleks" was released weeks ago, and you can check it out here.
The posters below are for the episodes "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship," "A Town Called Mercy," "The Power of Three," and "The Angels Take Manhattan."
It appears that "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" will be a fun romp, while "A Town Called Mercy" will be of grittier stock. "The Power of Three" appears to have a bit of a technological bent, but it's also notable that Rory is apparently back in his hospital scrubs -- remember, he was a nurse when we first met him in "The Eleventh Hour." "The Angels Take Manhattan" evokes a very retro sci-fi poster feel. The fact that Rory and Amy are the same hue as the angels while the Doctor himself appears to be weeping doesn't exactly proclaim that this episode will be a happy outing. In fact, it looks like it'll be rather macabre.
Doctor Who will return on Saturday, September 1.
Check out the episode posters below.