Doctor Who Series 11: when's it on UK TV, casting news and more
- Henry Northmore
- 19 January 2018
The first female Doctor, Bradley Walsh and more surprises in store for the long running sci-fi adventure
Unless you've been living under an asteroid you'll know Jodie Whittaker will make TV history as the first ever female Doctor. The thirteenth small screen iteration of the time travelling adventurer as she takes over from Peter Capaldi's fine run for series 11 (of Russell T Davis' 2005 reboot, series 37 if you want to be meticulous and count all the way back to 1963).
Whittaker isn't the only new face. Behind the scenes Chris Chibnall is the new showrunner and head writer following Steven Moffat. Of course Chibnall and Whittaker have worked together before on Broadchurch. However there were no favours for friends involved in landing the role, Whittaker told Doctor Who Magazine she had 'been through a few months of auditions.'
'I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman,' explained Chibnall, 'and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice.'
When is Doctor Who series 11 released?
Shooting started in November 2017, however, Doctor Who ping pongs around the TV schedules but the official word is a move to Sunday nights starting 7 October.
How can I watch Doctor Who in the UK?
Doctor Who, as always, will screen on BBC One with catch up on iPlayer.
Is there a trailer for Doctor Who series 11 yet?
Sort of. There was the initial reveal of Jodie back in July, so more of a teaser really.