Five “Doctor Who” Season 8 scripts have leaked, and the BBC doesn’t want the information to spread amongst fans of the series.
Season 8 will premiere in both the U.K. and the United States on Aug. 23. BBC issued a statement, via Entertainment Weekly, begging fans not to share the leaked material for fear of spoiling the upcoming season.
“BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series. We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.”
Peter Capaldi will take on the mantle of the Doctor in Season 8. The premiere episode is said to be feature-length, while it’s believed that the upcoming season could be 12 episodes long.