“As a new Time Lord you need all the friends you can get, but he even has to win over his companion. Clara grew very attached to Matt and that shows in the opening episodes. Peter’s Doctor has to get past a spiky opening and try to make Clara a sidekick who will help him save the world from the usual mix of aliens and monsters from the galaxy.”
As filming on Doctor Who Series 8 has begun, details have been seemingly been leaked regarding the new regeneration of The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. The Mirror has received information that Capaldi’s Doctor and Clara will have a “spiky relationship” at the beginning of the series. The Mirror reports:
The first episode of Series 8 began filming this week where we saw the return of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax. The first episode is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley.
[Source: Blogtor Who]