Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ to Premiere in October
The Doctor is in
Whovians can now mark October 7th on their calendar, that will be the official premiere date for Doctor Who’s triumphant return to television. The landmark episode will be Jodie Whittaker’s first as the good Doctor, which will debut on BBC America timed to the UK broadcast. There will also be a primetime encore if you don’t catch the special viewing.
The idea is to keep all the Whovians together, the network’s US premiere will start at the same time as the UK debut on-air on Sunday, and the time will be announced at a later date. The premiere will be followed by a special encore in its new regular primetime evening slot. For the run of the season, Doctor Who will premiere regularly on BBC AMERICA on its new marquee night on Sundays.
With a new Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and new friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh), this eagerly-anticipated first season from new showrunner Chris Chibnall will welcome back fans and invite those who are new to Who. The next era is packed full of action, humor, emotion, and adventures through space and time, starting with the first episode, titled “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.”
The network announced the writers and directors for the new season earlier this summer. The writers include former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, Ed Hime, Vinay Patel Pete McTighe, and Joy Wilkinson. The directors include Sallie Aprahamian, Jamie Childs, Jennifer Perrott, and Mark Tonderai.
The wait is almost over for new Doctor episodes, and while it was crushing to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi, we are looking forward to seeing a lot of Jodie Whittaker in the upcoming season. Hopefully we will have a time announcement soon, the premiere is going on just as NYCC closes here in New York City.
Doctor Who is a BBC AMERICA co-production with BBC Studios.