The first teaser for Doctor Who season 11 is coming our way this weekend. Peter Capaldi had an admirable and memorable run as the Doctor for three seasons, but he left the role behind after season 10 and made way for something totally new. Jodie Whittaker is set to become the first ever female Doctor in the 55-year history of the beloved sci-fi series. Now, we know our first real look at her in action is coming our way during the World Cup this weekend.
Even though San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, with Doctor Who set to be showcased during the event, the official Twitter account for the series has revealed that our first look at the new season is coming very soon. The account reveals that the first look will debut during the World Cup game on Sunday. Though, they didn't provide an exact time. Here's what they had to say about it.
"The #WorldCup may not be coming home but the TARDIS is on its way. Tune into the World Cup Final this Sunday or come back here for the exclusive first look of new #DoctorWho and friends."
The tweet came with a motion poster, showcasing a new logo for Doctor Who season 11. Jodie Whittaker has been welcomed with open arms by a great many fans. However, she was also met with a good deal of backlash from those who don't want to see the Doctor change this dramatically. In a recent interview, Whittaker opened up about what makes her Doctor unique and what to expect. Here's what she had to say.
"Well, I would say that it's hopeful and fizzing with wonder. I have absolutely shot myself in the foot for any ADR, because I get in there, and realize I speak at a hundred miles an hour. If a plane goes over I'm like, 'Are you kidding?' I've got to try and match that speech of 'Di-didda-di-didda-di-didda'? But essentially I think the big theme is hope."
New showrunner Chris Chibnall, who takes over for Steven Moffat, added, "She's incredibly lively, she's funny, she's warm, she's inclusive, she's energetic. She's the greatest friend you'd ever want to have as your guide around the universe." Jodie Whittaker's thirteenth Doctor will be joined by not one, but three new companions in the form of Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh). We should be getting a new look at all of them during the World Cup.
While the BBC didn't announce a specific airtime, halftime seems like a safe bet. The France v. Croatia World Cup game is set to kick off at 10 a.m. central time on Sunday, so be sure to tune in if you want to be among the first to get a sneak peek at Doctor Who season 11. Despite the backlash, based on these comments made to Entertainment Weekly, it sounds like we could be in for a very exciting season this fall.