We are only days away from the premiere of the new Doctor Who season, with Jodie Whittaker taking the role of the Doctor for the very first time. The first episode of the season is called “The Woman Who Fell To Earth” and the network released a first-look trailer to get fans excited for the new adventures.
As for the premiere, the new season of “Doctor Who” will air on BBC America at the same time as the UK premiere broadcast on October 7th at 1:45pm ET/PT. That’s also the time that New York Comic Con will be happening, so fans at that location will get to watch the first episode and join 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, pretty much the best viewing event ever for fans of the show.
The bad news for some Doctor Who fans is that they may be busy at 1:45pm on a Sunday, but worry not, the show will also air on the new regular primetime evening slot at 8pm. There will also be bonus interviews with Jodie Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con for anyone that couldn’t come to New York to celebrate with us.
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.