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The new series of 'Doctor Who' will be "darker" than previous ones, with a "firecracker" new Doctor, according to star Jenna Coleman.

Capaldi previously ruled out the prospect of any flirting with Coleman, who plays Clara in the new series. Coleman says their on-screen relationship will be "strange and charming".

"It feels different," she said. "The pace is different, and the tone. It's definitely darker, but again I think it's because the Doctor is much more removed and not as accessible to humans.

"The show feels complex, and the Doctor is complicated. He's this heroic figure but he can't quite accept he's a hero."

A 'secret trailer' for the new series has been released, too. Instead of making it available via the BBC's Twitter handle, the Beeb is encouraging fans to share it by retweeting it.

As you can see, Coleman isn't so sure about the redecorated Tardis.

The broadcast time of the new series has also been announced. It will start on BBC One on August 23 at 7:50pm. That's the latest airing time of any new series of 'Doctor Who' since it returned in 2005.

With a running time of 80 minutes, it should finish around 9:10pm.

The first episode is titled 'Deep Breath', and will see the Doctor travel back to Victorian London.

Source: Digital Spy

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