Check Out This Stunning Photo Gallery for Extremis

Following the shock cliffhanger from last week’s OxygenExtremis picks up with the Doctor taking on an unusual task for… the Pope!

The BBC has released a lovely set of photos that give us glimpses of today’s episode, written by showrunner, Steven Moffat, and directed by Daniel Nettheim.

In the Haereticum – the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy – there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?

Extremis stars Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole, Joseph Long as the Pope, Corrado Invernizzi as Cardinal Angelo, Jennifer Hennessy as Moira, Francesco Martino as Piero, and Ivanno Jeremiah as Rafando. We’re reliably informed that it’s bonkers… in a good way.

Extremis airs today on BBC1 at 7:25pm.