Doctor Who fans around the world will be able to experience their very own regeneration after BBC Worldwide Americas announced a new effect for Facebook’s cameras effects platform.
Launched just days before current Doctor Peter Capaldi regenerates into Jodie Whittaker during the 2017 Christmas Special, Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, the effect uses Augmented Reality to replicate the show’s iconic regeneration look.
The Doctor Who camera effect is available worldwide and users can share their experience with friends via Facebook Stories, posting it on their Facebook page, or saving it to share elsewhere.
“Regeneration is the most distinct and fundamental attribute of Doctor Who,” said Sergei Kuharsky, EVP Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide Americas.
“As we approach Christmas Day and the next monumental moment in the series’ history, it is a great pleasure to be able to bring fans the opportunity to create and share their own regenerative process through the Facebook Camera Effects Platform.”
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time premieres on BBC One in the U.K., BBC AMERICA in the U.S., and Space in Canada on December 25.
Audiences across Australia (ABC), Russia (Sony), Croatia (Pickbox), Germany (Maxdome & Videoload), Austria (UPC ), New Zealand (Prime) Middle East (BBC First), Asia (BBC Player), and Finland (YLE), will also be able to catch the episode on local broadcast channels.
Free screenings are being held in selected cinemas across the North of England, and the special will also be available in cinemas across the U.S. on December 27, 2017.
Other international cinema partners include Sharmill Films in Australia, Cool Connections in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, Cineplex in Canada, Cinemark in Brazil, and various cinemas across Benelux, Nordics and Germany.