Seven weeks before the Season 8 of “Doctor Who” premieres, and five scripts were leaked online, which shocked the whole team as well as the BBC network. How did it happen? Read on to learn more about this news story.
BBC Worldwide has confirmed that five scripts were leaked in the web and is currently investigating about the matter.
“We deeply regret this and apologize 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 when it launches,” said the corporation in a statement published in BBC.
It seems like that the leaked scripts came from a BBC Worldwide office in the U.S. This is very unfortunate as the first episode of “Doctor Who” Season 8 is labeled “private and confidential.”
In 2013, the network and the show has encountered quite a similar problem where the U.S. fans were provided with DVDs that have the Season 7 finale three weeks before its airing date.
The first episode of the show that stars Peter Capaldi as the 12th doctor. It is set to air on August 23, 2014.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the new season of the show, and it was even more fueled when a new trailer was released over the weekend, which you can view here.
With this unfortunate news, we do hope that BBC Worldwide gets to resolve this issue right away. We anticipate the airing of Season 8 as we know that it will surely surprise us.
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