An Explosive New Doctor Who Trailer

An explosive new Doctor Who trailer, featuring the newest Time Lord, played by Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor in the series. Via the Guardian:

Spaceships, a twin sunrise, explosions and a pair of goggles reminiscent of Doc Brown’s from Back to the Future – just some of the glimpses of series 11 of Doctor Who that have been offered up to fans in a new trailer.

“I’m the Doctor. When people need help, I never refuse,” says the new Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, in the clip, which also features her trio of new companions: Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh, playing Yasmin, Ryan and Graham respectively.

The first episode, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, written by the incoming showrunner, Chris Chibnall, will be broadcast on Sunday 7 October. This series will mark the first time in the show’s 55-year history that it will have a regular slot at the end of the weekend. The show had featured as part of BBC One’s Saturday lineup since being revived in 2005. The opening episode will premiere at a special screening in Sheffield next week, with the BBC having offered fans the chance to win tickets to the red carpet event.

Sharon D Clarke, Johnny Dixon and Samuel Oatley are the guest stars for the opening episode, set in Sheffield. The second episode, The Ghost Monument, will feature Shaun Dooley, Susan Lynch and Art Malik as guests.

The new trailer hints at the monsters that will feature across the 10 episodes – with no sign of famous adversaries such as the Daleks or Cybermen. Chibnall has promised all-new monsters for Whittaker’s debut season.

He said he hoped the new series would draw in new fans. “It doesn’t need an encyclopaedic knowledge of Doctor Who to get into it. The wonderful thing about this is every time there’s new cast members, the show is regenerated in a literal sense with the character. New energy is brought into it.

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