A new actor taking over the lead of “Doctor Who” means a lot of things. There’s a new personality, the chemistry with his companion and, of course, the wardrobe. The look of the Doctor is as important as anything else, with each incarnation of everyone’s favorite Time Lord having an individual sense of style.
Chances are the fez and tweed jacket will be retired with Matt Smith, but what about Peter Capaldi’s costume? The Radio Times cites a BBC source who says Capaldi has worked with showrunner Steven Moffat, executive producer Brian Minchin and members of the art team to discover the look of the new Doctor.
According to the source, the new costume is a “bit old-fashioned to denote the fact that he is the oldest Doctor,” but it’s “looking to the future as well.” Though Season 8 of “Doctor Who” is currently in production, the costume is being kept tightly under wraps.
There may still be a while before Capaldi’s costume is revealed, but fans will be able to see his first scenes as the Doctor during the Christmas special, “The Time of the Doctor,” at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 25 on BBC America.