But to hold you over in the meantime we have something just as exciting: the first trailer. (Time) Lord knows it was time for our first female Doctor, and things aren’t just new for us—they’re new for her as well. In this first, thumping teaser for the upcoming season, the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodi Whittaker, wakes up to “new faces, new worlds, new times,” and she looking for some “new best friends” (played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole) to travel through space and time with her, all while having some fun.
While we can’t wait to see where (and when) we’ll be going next year, we can’t try and decipher what the season story might be from this teaser because it won’t actually have one. According to a press conference before the panel, the new season of Doctor Who won’t feature any returning villains, monsters, aliens, or allies. Everything is new and different, and BBC’s long-running show is really hitting the idea of getting in new viewers without 55 years of continuity. That includes from episode to episode, because this new season the show will have ten standalone episodes (not a single two-parter), along with an eleventh Christmas special that is also confirmed.
The (very) new season of Doctor Who will take a TARDIS to BBC and BBC America later this fall.
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