"Doctor Who" stars to visit U.S. on global publicity tour

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara on "Doctor Who." BBC

No word if they'll be traveling by TARDIS, but the stars of "Doctor Who" are hitting the road.

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are embarking on a seven-city, five-continent publicity tour to promote the British time-travel drama's new season.

The tour kicks off in the U.K. on Aug. 7 and ends Aug. 19 in Brazil, with other stops in Australia, South Korea and Mexico. Capaldi and Coleman will appear together for the first time in the U.S. when the tour lands in New York on Aug. 14.

The stars will be joined by "Doctor Who" executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat for some of those appearances.

"It's fantastic that so many people across the world love 'Doctor Who,'" Capaldi said. "After eight months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans."

Added Moffat, "I've always thought we'd all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it's going to happen. I'll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags."

Capaldi was announced last summer as the new Doctor, succeeding Matt Smith in the role of the Time Lord.

The new season of "Doctor Who" premieres in August. Watch a teaser for it below:

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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