SDCC ’18: Doctor Who Series 11 Trailer with Jodie Whittaker Revealed (VIDEO)
We have the first trailer to the BBC’s Doctor Who Series 11, with Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor!
The trailer premiered at the Doctor Who panel at the San Diego Comic Con, with Whittaker in attendance. The series premiers this fall, and Whittaker will be joined by three new companions. They will be played by Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, and Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair.
Digital Spy reports that there will not be any two-part episodes, because showrunner Chris Chibnall wants the season to be made up of ten standalone episodes.
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“It’s 10 standalone episodes, there’s no two-parters or anything like that,” Chibnall told us.
“What we want is for people to feel like we’ve got the range and variety of Doctor Who this year. So if you’ve never seen it before, you’re gonna fall in love with it, and if you have seen it, you’re gonna get those things that you love about the show across the 10 episodes.”
Following reports that the new Doctor Who would be crafted in a writers’ room set-up, Chibnall confirmed that the writing of the 10 episodes was “a big group endeavour” with “a lot of new writers to the show” working “in a very collaborative way”, in a blend between “the British way of working and the American way.”
But while the new series will bring plenty of changes – new writers, a new cast, a new composer and more – Chibnall insisted that he’s simply bringing us “a new era, not a clean slate.”
Here’s the poster for the new series.
This video, made just for the panel at Comic Con, was used to introduce Whittaker to the audience.
Here’s the trailer, with the first extended look at footage from the show.