It is arriving within the subsequent week…
Pay attention up, earthlings. That Time Lord from Gallifrey is returning to our screens this weekend with Jodie Whittaker turning into the primary lady to ever play the Physician.
With solely days to go, right here is everything we know about it – from trailers and forged updates to all of the juicy plot particulars.
- 1 New updates
- 2 When is Physician Who collection 11 hitting our screens and what number of episodes are there?
- 3 Who’s writing the brand new episodes?
- 4 Have we had a trailer but?
- 5 Who’re the brand new companions?
- 6 Have we seen any pictures of what to anticipate?
- 7 What have the critics stated?
- 8 What can we know concerning the plot?
- 9 Who’s the showrunner?
- 10 What’s this I hear a few new theme tune?
- Jodie Whittaker says gender backlash to her casting within the position is “ridiculous”
- Jodie Whittaker speaks concerning the second when she was first forged within the iconic position
- Whittaker additionally says she admires David Tennant, calling him a “phenomenal doctor”
- The second trailer has simply dropped. Test it out under…
When is Physician Who collection 11 hitting our screens and what number of episodes are there?
Physician Who will return to our screens on Sunday October 7.
There shall be 10 episodes, making it the shortest season because the present returned in 2005 – and it’s the primary time that the present has aired on a Sunday teatime slot.
It’s About Time… #DoctorWho
Release date varies by nation. Verify native listings. pic.twitter.com/d7CyvMuQIW
— Physician Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) September 5, 2018
Rumours beforehand continued about Who shifting slots ever because it was first reported by The Mirror earlier this yr.
We additionally know that the primary episode will probably be aptly titled ‘The Woman Who Fell To Earth’.
“The last time viewers saw the Doctor, she was falling from her Tardis so it’s about time for the Doctor to land,” the BBC confirmed.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall has beforehand careworn that this yr’s collection will probably be a “great moment to bring everyone onboard”.
Briefly, a recent and earlier slot might make good sense – and it’ll permit youthful followers to watch it too.
“We’ve got 10 standalone stories,” he stated at San Diego Comedian-Con.
“A lot of new villains, plenty of new characters for you to fall in love with…
“This year is the perfect jumping-on point for that person in your life who has never watched Doctor Who. There is no barrier to entry this year. When a new Doctor comes in, with new friends, it’s a great moment to bring everybody on board.”
…and that’s a wrap! #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/im4e7GgY8B
— Physician Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) August three, 2018
In an interview with Digital Spy in August, British screenwriter Neil Gaiman expressed a want to write for the programme once more.
Gaiman beforehand penned the episodes ‘The Doctor’s Spouse’ and ‘Nightmare In Silver’ in 2011 and 2013 respectively however hasn’t discovered the time to write one other one since.
“If you examine my DNA and you go in deep enough, with a good enough microscope,” he stated, “you’re gonna see a TARDIS, with just a little mild blinking on the highest!
“So the idea of writing for Jodie, or for her successor, whoever she/he/they happen to be, is… yeah, it’s Doctor Who! You can’t say no.”
In the meantime, Jodie Whittaker has stated she is “leaving the country” when the brand new season airs in a bid to keep away from the responses to her new position as The Physician. Talking to Marie Claire, Whittaker stated: “[I’ll be] somewhere far away, so I don’t watch it in the same time zone…I’ll be turning my phone off and hoping for the best!”
Whittaker additionally hit out at those that are nonetheless criticising the feminine forged of a Physician. She stated: “[The Doctor] celebrates change more than any other role. You have a physical regeneration, so casting me supports that story and doesn’t go against the rules of the show in any way.”
Whittaker has additionally spoken to Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 only a week earlier than her outing because the Physician (September 29). Talking about when the casting first felt “real” to her, the actress revealed that she’s had a couple of moments during the last yr the place the truth of being the subsequent Physician hit residence.
She stated: “I think the day after the reveal, after Wimbledon…I think that is an odd way round – you become famous for a job before you’ve even done it. So, that felt very real.”
She added: “The filming of it; the first day, the first time you say certain words or lines, it’s really exciting and then it’s done and it’s on film forever, so you can kind of settle into the role. But it’s very much a bubble for nine months. You’re shooting away from home, with, like I said, these amazing people, having a laugh and no-one’s seeing it.”
Whittaker added that she now can’t watch for followers to see the present. “I think once now it’s entering into the public domain, it’s its own [thing]…I’m just ready for it to come out. Because for me, I want to see it. I’ve only seen episode one and just knowing what’s to come… it’s brilliant, it’s really brilliant. The actors in it are phenomenal.”
Talking at an occasion for followers forward of the present’s premiere, Whittaker additionally praised former Physician Who star David Tennant.
“I love working on dialect…But with this kind of vocabulary and this amount of lines every evening, I take my hat off to David [Tennant], who transformed his voice as well as doing a phenomenal Doctor.”
It has additionally been introduced that the brand new thirteenth physician will get her personal Little Miss ebook for the Mr Males collection referred to as ‘Dr. Thirteenth.’ The books official synopsis reads: “The Doctor, Graham and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is.”
Dr Twelfth has regenerated into Dr Thirteenth! Coming quickly…https://t.co/TMY368cghH #DoctorWho @MrMenOfficial pic.twitter.com/3O5R9im3jA
— PuffinBooks (@PuffinBooks) September Four, 2018
Showing on the Graham Norton Present, Whittaker has stated she finds the backlash to the gender of the Physician as “ridiculous”. Whittekar stated: “It is ridiculous that it is such a big deal in 2018…but it is an exciting moment and I can always say that I was the first!”
tShe additionally added that she feels “joy, fear and responsibility to the fans” to make her position a memorable one. You possibly can watch the interview right here:
Who’s writing the brand new episodes?
The BBC has introduced the workforce of latest writers who will probably be creating adventures in time and area – led by well-liked writer Malorie Blackman.
Describing the honour, Blackman stated: “I’ve always loved Doctor Who. Getting the chance to write for this series has definitely been a dream come true.”
Take a look at the record of writers under.
- Writers: Malorie Blackman
- Ed Hime
- Vinay Patel
- Pete McTighe
- Pleasure Wilkinson
Have we had a trailer but?
Sure! Test it out under…
Earlier this summer time, a primary glimpse was shared through the World Cup. There WASno sight of Whittaker, nevertheless it exhibits new forged members Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh.
A second teaser was launched as a part of the present’s participation on this yr’s Comedian-Con in San Diego. This one does star new physician Whittaker, who ends the clip saying: “Right, this is gonna be fun!” Watch it under.
First take a look at model new #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/UFAHhZEWAx
— Physician Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 19, 2018
Who’re the brand new companions?
As beforehand talked about, Whittaker can be joined by three new companions performed by Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh.
Gill will play Yasmin Khan, Cole will play Ryan Sinclair and Walsh will painting Graham.
Describing the position, Walsh stated: “I keep in mind watching William Hartnell as the primary Physician. Black and white made it very scary for a teenager like myself.
“I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Showrunner Chris Chibnall has now defined why there are three companions this collection, as an alternative of the normal one. Talking to Digital Spy, he stated: “I love Doctor Who as a big, popular, mainstream, accessible show. So I wanted to make sure that every member of the audience felt they had a relatable character, an access point. Hopefully, it means that the show can resonate with the broadest possible audience.”
He added that the change isn’t the primary time the programme has featured multiple companion. “And of course, three companions with the Doctor… we’re really going back to 1963 – that’s the format of the show!” he stated. “You’re not changing the format, that’s how it started, really – which I only realised afterwards.”
Have we seen any pictures of what to anticipate?
Sure! The primary one being the look that Jodie Whittaker will rock throughout her Tardis tenure.
Have a look under.
After which there’s the idea artwork for Jodie Whittaker’s Sonic Screwdriver.
It’s a world away from the standard futuristic look – with Whittaker as an alternative choosing a creation that appears prefer it’s straight from the otherworldly realms of Gallifrey.
Right here she is. The ultimate idea pictures I labored on of the #thirteenthdoctor #DoctorWho #sonic. Holding again on a under model. Nonetheless some secrets and techniques to her but ? pic.twitter.com/68M8mJHoVu
— Darren Fereday (@DarrenFereday) August 6, 2018
We’ve additionally seen the release of the under photographs, which give the briefest concept of what to anticipate from the companions.
Meet the Physician’s new good friend, Graham. Prepare there’s extra to come this Thursday… #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/noodPkFJBW
— Physician Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 17, 2018
Meet the Physician’s new pal, Yaz #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/7WD8zCYOGm
— Physician Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2018
Meet the Physician’s new pal, Ryan #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/O0dPNiJ3HM
— Physician Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 15, 2018
What have the critics stated?
There’s been widespread reward for Whittaker’s portrayal of the Physician.
The Solar claimed that she may simply be “the breath of fresh air needed to revive a flagging franchise.”
Her efficiency was described as “an enormous enchancment on Peter Capaldi and brings again a number of the spirit of David Tennant and Matt Smith — even when she doesn’t nail the character fairly in addition to they did.
“She doesn’t always strike the right balance between quirky geek and masterful Time Lord. And at times she comes across as irritatingly childlike.”
The I Paper stated: “Never before has Doctor Who looked so crisp and cinematic, nor the CGI so convincing and expensive”.
“Bursting with energy, intensely moral and a little distracted, she’s eminently convincing as the continuation of every Doctor we’ve seen thus far while still breaking in new quirks. And while her gender change does briefly come up (she makes reference to having been “a white-haired Scotsman” simply half an hour earlier than her new workforce meet her), it’s truly shocking how little you discover and even take into consideration the truth that the brand new Physician is a lady this time round”, stated the Radio Occasions.
“It just feels like an irrelevant piece of trivia – like the colour of her hair – as you join the familiar figure of the Doctor for yet another year of sci-fi exploring, and that’s exactly how it should be. By the end of the hour, you’ll definitely be desperate for more adventures with this strange woman from the stars.”
What can we know concerning the plot?
Up to now, particulars are scant concerning the specifics of the Physician’s subsequent adventures in Time and Area.
Though nothing’s been confirmed, one story will reportedly be set in segregation-era America and concentrate on the story of Civil Rights hero Rosa Parks.
One other will reportedly happen within the 17th century and focuses on witchcraft (together with a visitor look from Alan Cumming as Stuart King James I).
Nevertheless, we’ve been handled to a synopsis for Episode One – which is about in Sheffield.
“In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh) are about to have their lives changed forever”, a synopsis teases.
“A mysterious woman, who is 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?”
In an interview with Deadline, Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall revealed the brand new collection can be “more inclusive” and wouldn’t require viewers to be massive followers of the present to perceive what was happening.
“I want to take those elements that’ve gone before in a new direction without losing any of the rich history of the show,” Whittaker defined. “The way we’ve been operating is that if you’ve been a fan of this show for the last 20 years or 50 years, then this will absolutely carry on your passion, and engagement, and excitement. But if you’re brand new to it, that’s OK too. You don’t need to have an encyclopedic knowledge to come into this with fresh eyes, and that’s of any age or gender. I think that’s what’s been exciting for me because I didn’t come at this as a Whovian, and this is a show that’s inclusive rather exclusive and that’s great.”
Chibnall added the collection can be comprised of 10 standalone tales. “Every week, we’re in a different world with the different characters and the new monsters,” he stated. “You are really making a new movie every week. You know, the only thing that stays constant is the Doctor and her friends.”
He continued: “I want everybody to be very, very included in the series. So, a lot of new adventures, a lot of new settings, lots of new characters to fall in love with, and lots of new monsters, you’ll see.”
Credit score: Gettty
Chibnall, Whittaker, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, plus exec producer Matt Strevens additionally lately made an look at Comedian-Con. Chibnall stated the brand new collection shall be totally different because it options writers of color for the primary time, together with feminine visitor writers, administrators and editors.
“People need to know the business is for them as well,” Strevens stated.
And HERE is The 13th Physician’s NEW Sonic Screwdriver toy! Out there for PREORDER shortly at @CharacterToysUK! pic.twitter.com/aqJJbI4Ssd
— Physician Who On-line (@DrWhoOnline) July 19, 2018
Whittaker additionally revealed the Physician’s new sonic screwdriver on stage and it appeared to have had fairly a makeover.
The screwdriver nonetheless had its iconic sound although and was truly out there for buy at Comedian-Con. If you weren’t on the present, the 7.Four-inch-long toy will hit cabinets in August.
In the meantime, director Jennifer Perrott – who will helm a few episodes throughout the brand new season – has stated that there shall be a whole lot of “zany” CGI motion.
Talking to Physician Who Journal, Perrott stated: “I did have a zany action sequence in studio where we just had the actors, green screen and fans blowing their hair – the entire world around them will be created with VFX.”
“I can’t wait to see what those geniuses at [effects house] DNEG create for that,” she added.
Who’s the showrunner?
Steven Moffatt departed on the finish of the final collection, and it’s Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall taking the reins.
His appointment was introduced in 2016.
What’s this I hear a few new theme tune?
Yep, Physician Who’s iconic theme tune is to obtain a transforming.
The person accountable is composer Segun Akinola, entrusted with creating “a fresh take on the legendary theme tune”.
“Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola!” new Physician Who showrunner Chris Chibnall beforehand stated.
“We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to be a part of us, to present the rating for the subsequent part of the Physician Who journey.
“From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer. We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor.”
“Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally,” Sekinola stated.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”