06/28/2014 10:49 am ET

'Doctor Who' Season 8 Gets Premiere Date And Teaser Trailer

Get ready to officially meet the Twelfth Doctor.

When "Doctor Who" returns for its eighth season on August 23, Peter Capaldi will step in to the Doctor's shoes for his first full episode. Capaldi was first briefly introduced in last year's Christmas special, but he'll officially take over for Matt Smith in the upcoming season.

The 56-year-old actor will be joined by Jenna Coleman, who is returning to the series as the Doctor's companion Clara Oswald. Check out the short teaser above.

[h/t Mashable]

"Doctor Who" Season 8 premieres on August 23 at 8 p.m. ET on BBC America.

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