The Doctor has a new look as the Peter Capaldi era officially begins. In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in a fashionable new costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV's biggest roles. Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden.

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Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi had this to say in a statement.

"He's woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 percent Rebel Time Lord."

Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added his own statement.

"New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over - Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!"

Filming for episode one of Season 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi's Doctor.

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, had this to say in her statement.

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"Peter Capaldi's Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume. It's sharp, smart and stylish - The Twelfth Time Lord means business."

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