A new Doctor Who trailer has been released ahead of the show’s highly-anticipated return to BBC One at the end of August.

The minute-long promo was premiered during the half-time break of the World Cup final coverage last night (July 13) on BBC One.

The slick and pacy trailer sees Jenna Coleman’s Clara adjusting to life with new Doctor Peter Capaldi, before he sends the pair travelling "into darkness".

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has promised a "big introduction" for Peter Capaldi in the upcoming feature-length premiere.

He said: "It's a big introduction - he's the new Doctor. There's no point pretending that it's not the most interesting, dynamic thing that you've got to sell in that first episode."

Doctor Who returns to BBC One on August 23.