BBC America Plans ‘Doctor Who’ Marathon
A big welcome for Jodie Whittaker
BBC America will be hosting a gigantic marathon of episodes from the rebooted “Doctor Who” series, all leading up the debut of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor on Sunday October 7th. Fans of the show can cozy up with BBC America for “13 Days of Doctor Who,” the marathon is exactly what it sounds like, a 13-day marathon of the series beginning on Tuesday, September 25th at 6am ET/PT.
The network plans to air every episode from the first 10 seasons of the reboot, featuring former Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi. The event will culminate with the global premiere of the new Doctor on Sunday, October 7th (time to be announced), 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.
BBC America also released a new teaser featuring the new Doctor. The new trailer isn’t exactly subtle, having Jodie Whittaker literally breaking through the glass ceiling, but we are still very excited to see the new season.
The new season will feature a landmark new Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) with her new friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). The long-running series also has a new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who will welcome back fans. The first episode is called “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.”
BBC America also 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.
Just a few more days of waiting, the new season is kicking off on October 7, 2018.