This image of the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) came from BBC America with a warning: "Please note that this picture does not show the Doctor’s new costume."
It does show the first official image of the Twelfth Doctor beginning to film new episodes of the series. Capaldi came on the scene when Matt Smith exited via regeneration during the recent Christmas special, part of the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary season.
In the press release, Coleman is identified as being in the BBC miniseries "Death Comes to Pemberley": fun read for Jane Austen fans, the book is P.D. James' take on a "Pride and Prejudice" sequel. The miniseries also starred Matthew Rhys, ("The Americans") and Matthew Goode. No airdate for the U.S. yet, but I digress ...
The BBC America release on Capaldi's first day of filming included moment by moment details:
Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi, said:
“New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I'm emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”
Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, added:
“First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”
The first episode of season eight is written by Steven Moffat with the second episode penned by Phil Ford. Filming is taking place in Cardiff until August 2014.