Spyfall “First Look” Reveals Change in Approach?

1st January 2020

Several trailers and clips have been released for Doctor Who Series 12’s premier episode, Spyfall, but the one that is perhaps most intriguing is this one. Prominently featuring Sir Lenny Henry, the clip perhaps reveals a distinct change in style for the show following the mixed reception of Series 11.

Aside from unusually giving Ryan and Yasmin something to do, the clip features an unusually modern, contemporary setting for Chibnall’s series. Henry’s dialogue is confident and realistic, another element missing from Series 11. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by newcomer Jamie Magnus Stone, the episode could prove to be vital to the future of the show.

While expectations are on hold among wider fandom, reports from the preview screening several weeks ago are positive.

Spyfall part one can be found on BBC One in the UK at 6.55pm later today, January 1st 2020. The second part is in Doctor Who’s usual Sunday evening slot on January 5th at 7pm. The remaining episodes will then air in the same slot.

The Kasterborous team will be bringing you regular reactions and reviews of each episode of Doctor Who Series 12. We’ll also be looking at how the show has evolved since the previous run of episodes.

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