Doctor Who has released a new teaser, and it features a not-so-subtle nod to the groundbreaking nature of its new Time Lord. In case you somehow missed it, Season 11 will star Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. The teaser gives a knowing tribute to the show welcoming its first female Time Lord. Check it out for yourself below:
In case you were wondering, Macklemore and Skylar Grey's "Glorious" is the song that plays in the background. As for Doctor Who itself, Jodie Whittaker's first season as the new Doctor is closer than ever. And this teaser is destined to get fans even more excited, if that is even possible, for what's to come. Whittaker made her initial debut as the Thirteenth Doctor in Season 11's Christmas episode, which marked the departure of the series' Twelfth Doctor played by Peter Capaldi.
In that initial glimpse and this one, viewers get a pretty good idea of what Jodie Whittaker will bring to the role. As an actress, she can say a lot without saying much at all. As does the teaser itself, which leans heavy into imagery and inferences. There is room to speculate as to its meaning, although it seems to be pretty obvious. One interpretation is that it portrays Whittaker's Doctor basically saying that she is "sorry not sorry" for breaking the glass ceiling to take on the iconic role.
There is also the "it's about a time" tagline. and room for its many interpretations do not rule out this theory. Regardless of the video's meaning, its ability to get fans pumped for the season ahead is more definitive. Those excited to see what Jodie Whittaker does in the role do have a few details to satiate them in the meantime. For instance, we know that the Season 11 premiere is entitled "The Woman Who Fell to Earth."
And BBC is promising that the season opener will welcome new and previously existing fans of the franchise. Fans are excited to see Jodie Whittaker take on the role, and the actress recently opened up about the emotional moment she officially felt like the Doctor. With the show premiering in October, fans are very close seeing her take on the iconic role for an entire episode. Trailer and photos can only get you so far.
Scheduling changes are in store, as the new season will bow on a Sunday night, as opposed to its traditional Saturday night timeslot. Doctor Who Season 11 premieres Sunday, October 7 on BBC. The season premiere will be simultaneously broadcast on BBC America. The exact time it will debut is still unknown. Doctor Who is not the only new show debuting this fall, so there is a lot to keep television fans busy.