DOCTOR WHO's New Trailer Shows a Very Different Season article

Danny Woods
July 20, 2018

At the tail end of its Doctor Who presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, the BBC dropped the official trailer for the series' 11th season, which stars Whittaker as the Thirteenth (but first female) Doctor.

You can see the 13th Doctor, her new sonic screwdriver, and meet all of her new friends when Doctor Who Series 11 premieres later this Fall.

The new faces are not only in front of the camera; Broadchurch executive-producer Chris Chibnall will re-team with Whittaker as he steps into the Doctor Who showrunner's chair, taking over for Steven Moffat. There's bound to be plenty more San Diego Comic Con trailers released over the next few hours and days, so to make sure you don't miss a single one, we'll be popping them all one place - here.

Whittaker described her first day on set, filming The Doctor regenerating from Peter Capaldi's incarnation to hers, as "incredibly nerve-racking". "If I ask very nicely", she says in a post-regeneration moment of vulnerability, "will you be my new best friends?"

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According to a press conference before the panel, the new season of Doctor Who won't feature any returning villains, monsters, aliens, or allies.

Doctor Who will introduce its first-ever female Time Lord, played by Jodie Whittaker, this fall - but the character won't change too much. Jodie Whittaker gets the Tardis keys and the topic of gender is, granted, hard to dodge.

"As the Controller of BBC Drama has said, 'Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. And she's whisped on this unbelievable adventure with these people that then become her family".

Jodie Whittaker, who took quite a bit of flak from certain fans when she was initially cast in the role, was on hand at the panel saying, "This is the most awesome thing that can happen to you, and there are only a few people who know how it feels". I'm hoping to see this new Doctor's personality pop out in future looks at the show-I enjoy these brief shots of Whittaker with her sleeves rolled up holding a blowtorch, which is giving off a sort of "mad scientist" vibe to it. There will also be a Christmas special, which is not part of the 10-episode order. Whittaker, who calls the shoot "fairly epic", says building those relationships was one of her greatest joys in approaching the iconic sci-fi series.

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