‘Doctor Who’ Gets San Diego Comic-Con Final Farewell Panel for Peter Capaldi, ‘Dirk Gently’ [UPDATE]

Peter Capaldi’s tenure as Doctor Who will be up before the end of the year – but that leaves just enough time for him to make one final round in Hall H, for fans to get a proper farewell.

Doctor Who will be in Hall H on Sunday, July 23 (along with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), with the former set for 2PM-3PM, and the latter for 1PM-2PM.

While Capaldi’s final season of Doctor Who will be over before the convention, there’s still a Christmas special set to air this December – so there’s still news to tease. Could they reveal the new doctor at the panel? Attendees will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special, and a panel featuring cast members Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, and Michelle Gomez – as well as actor/writer Mark Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick.

For the Dirk panel immediately before, catch a glimpse of stars Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho, Alan Tudyk, and Tyler Labine, along with creator Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper. Kevin Smith will lead a chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one and provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two.

Here are the full panel details:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – BBC AMERICA Official Panel
Sunday, July 23, 2017
1:00-2:00pm
Room: Hall H

Join stars Elijah Wood (Todd Brontzman), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brontzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Mpho Koaho (Ken) and new to season two, Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest) and Tyler Labine (Sherlock Hobbs), when they descend on Hall H with creator Max Landis (Bright) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Moderated by Kevin Smith, the panel will chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one and provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two. Inspired by Douglas Adams’ (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) acclaimed novel and from the studio of The Walking Dead, WIRED says the BBCA original series “has all the makings of a new cult favorite” and The Hollywood Reporter says it’s “a fun, absurdist story that will have loads of weird twists and turns.” Season one is available to binge on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App and On Demand from July 1-31. Season two premieres this fall on BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who – BBC AMERICA Official Panel
Sunday, July 23, 2017
2:00-3:00pm
Room: Hall H

BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for the final Hall H panel with star Peter Capaldi. Fans will have an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special – the final special starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and written by Emmy®-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Join Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), writer and actor Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) for a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick that will celebrate Christmas in July and share one last look back with fans at their time with the iconic global hit series. Watch the entire critically acclaimed new season of Doctor Who now on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App and On Demand.

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Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site’s resident panel guru.