Fans Are Freaking Out At First Trailer For New Doctor Who
"All of this is new to me..."
After a quick promo was released, fans have gotten a better look at the upcoming Season 11 of Doctor Who.
And for the first time in over 50 years of the Doctor's run, it's the first time the character will be played by a woman, with Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker taking on titular Time Lord.
"All of this is new to me," the 13th Doctor tells her three new companions, played by Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh as Yasmin, Ryan and Graham.
We got a short glimpse of the new companions in the first promo for the season which continued the tagline, "The universe is calling".
The season will be a reduced run of just ten episodes, however each episode will run for a longer 50 minutes. While BBC is yet to announce the launch date of the new season it's believed to begin between September and December this year with an hour-long premiere.
When it was first announced, the news that Whittaker would be taking on the iconic role was met with both celebration and controversy, with some fans of the series believing that a two-hearted Time Lord should exclusively take the form of a human man.
During the panel at San Diego Comic Con, Whittaker spoke about taking on the role saying, "It's 2018. Women shouldn't be a genre".
After the trailer launched, fans were excited to see not only the new Doctor in action, but also glimpses at what's to come in the new season.
During the SDCC panel it was revealed that former Doctor David Tennant was expecting a call from whoever would be playing the Doctor. When his former Broadchurch co-star's number came up on his phone he told her, "This is the most amazing thing that can happen to you, and there's only a few of us who know how it feels."
Season 11 of Doctor Who will head to ABC later this year.
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