BBC America won’t have a large presence, but will have one of the most emotional. Only set to bring two panels during the weekend, one of them will be very significant. It will Peter Capaldi‘s last SDCC as The Doctor. As we know, Capaldi’s last appearance as The Doctor will be in the Christmas special airing later this year. 

Stars Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, and Michelle Gomez with actor/writer Mark Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat are attending. They promise to show an exclusive look at the Doctor Who Christmas special during the panel. While it’s highly unlikely they’ll reveal who the new Doctor is, it will be a bittersweet time with Capaldi. It will be hosted by fan favorite Chris Hardwick.


They’re also set to bring Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency to precede the emotional panel. Stars Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho, Alan Tudyk, and Tyler Labine, along with creator Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper. The panel will be hosted by Kevin Smith giving fans a look at season 2 as well as a talk about season 1.

BBC America will be taking over Hall H on Sunday 23 from 1PM – 3PM PST

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Join stars Elijah Wood (Todd Brontzman), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brontzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Mpho Koaho (Ken) and new to season two, Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest) and Tyler Labine (Sherlock Hobbs). They descend on Hall H with creator Max Landis (Bright) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Moderated by Kevin Smith, the panel will chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one. And provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two. Season two premieres this fall on BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who 

BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for the final Hall H panel with star Peter Capaldi. Fans will have an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special. The final special starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and written by showrunner Steven Moffat. Join Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), writer and actor Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) for a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick. We’ll celebrate Christmas in July and share one last look back with fans at their time with the iconic global hit series.


[Sources: Unofficial SDCC Blog, Deadline]

Erin Lynch