BBC to launch all-new season of Doctor Who at Comic Con Africa

Cape Town - BBC Studios in Africa announced on Tuesday that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series' regional launch at Africa's first ever Comic Con in September, in partnership with Showmax.

From 14 to 16 September 2018, Whovians and new fans from across the continent can come to Johannesburg and celebrate the return of one of the BBC's most successful franchises with an immersive TARDIS experience, ahead of the launch of the all-new season starring award-winning actress Jodie Whittaker.

Comic Con Africa will take place from 14-16 September at the Kyalami Convention Centre in Johannesburg. (See full event details here

Bigger and bolder than ever, season 11 marks the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor - a super-smart explorer of the universe, alongside a team of new friends and delightful characters.

The new series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who with a world-class team at the helm. The show will be full of action and adventure, humour and heart - an unmissable high-end drama everyone will enjoy. It will be available exclusive to Showmax later this year.

At the 3-day Comic Con Africa event, an immersive experience in the iconic time travelling TARDIS, will be on site packed full with VR experiences, video games, trivia and fan giveaways. There will also be the first ever African Whovian meet-up.

Attendees and fans of the show will be able to come together and enjoy a screening of the final episode of season 10, where the new Doctor makes her first appearance, setting the scene perfectly for all of the exhilarating and nail-biting intergalactic adventures she'll embark on alongside her new friends, played by British favourite Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK), Tosin Cole (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Mandip Gill (The Good Karma Hospital).

The Cosplay screenings will take place between 13:00 and 14:00 CAT on 14, 15 and 16 September in screening room 2 - the Kyalami Conference Room. 

Doctor Who is a BBC Studios and BBC America co-production.

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