Set your watches and grab your sonic screwdrivers, the “Doctor Who” global premiere has a date and time. The new season of “Doctor Who” hits BBC America with the UK premiere broadcast on October 7th at 1:45pm ET/PT. At the same time, fans at New York Comic Con will watch the premiere followed by a panel with Jodie Whittaker, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Attendees will get to experience the first episode live together and join the Q&A with Whittaker, Chibnall and Strevens.
“We are thrilled to put together a remarkable moment around the world – for fans and new viewers alike – to celebrate this new era of Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker,” said Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America. “Jodie is breaking the mold for pop culture heroes everywhere, and Chris has created an inclusive series for all fans of great television.”
If you can’t catch the early broadcast, don’t worry, BBC America will air a special encore at 8pm ET/PT, the shwo’s new regular primetime evening slot, with bonus interviews with Jodie Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con. For the run of the season, the series will premiere regularly at 8pm ET/PT on Sundays.
The premiere episode, entitled “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” takes places in a South Yorkshire city, as Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Wash) are about to have their lives changed. The network teases the episode stating, “When a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky, can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?”
Building to the groundbreaking debut of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor on Sunday October 7th, BBC America will travel through time to bring back ALL of Doctor Who’s modern era. “13 Days of Doctor Who” – a 13-day marathon of the series – began Tuesday, September 25th at 6am ET/PT and airs every episode from the first 10 seasons of the reboot, including former Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.