The time for a new Doctor has arrived!
Over a year ago, it was announced that the BBC America series Doctor Who would be making history by introducing the first female Doctor. This year, Jodie Whittaker is taking over for the beloved Peter Capaldi who has been playing the role since 2013. While fans have already had a brief opportunity to meet the new doctor during the one-hour Christmas day special Twice Upon a Time, we now know when Whittaker’s Doctor will be making her official premiere kicking off the show’s 11th series.
According to a press release from BBC America, both the U.K. premiere and the US premiere of the season will start at the same time on Sunday, October 7th and will be followed by a special encore performance in its new regular primetime evening slot. The exact time of the airing has not yet been announced, but fans can mark off October 7th on their calendars for the premiere. The title of the first episode is The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
Going forward throughout the remainder of the season, Doctor Who will premiere regularly on BBC AMERICA on Sunday nights.
From new showrunner Chris Chibnal, in addition to the new doctor (Whittaker), the upcoming season introduces new friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh), for an era packed with action, humor, emotion, and of course, adventures. Check out the trailer for the upcoming 11th series HERE.
Though Whittaker’s casting has drawn controversy, her predecessor, Capaldi, fully supports the change. During New York Comic Con in October 2017, he praised Whittaker’s work on the series so far by saying, “She’s amazing. I’ve seen what she’s done, and you’re in good hands.”
We can’t wait to see what amazing adventures the new Doctor will encounter! Jodie Whittaker makes her official debut on Sunday, October 7th on BBC.
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