BBC AMERICA has released a trailer for the sci-fi adventure, Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker as The Thirteenth Doctor, teasing its New Year’s Day premiere. Kicking off 2020, the Thirteenth Doctor (Whittaker) is back with her companions, Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).
Terrifying new monsters, along with the return of some familiar but not-so-friendly faces, appears in the highly anticipated return of Doctor Who.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for Doctor Who:
5) New Episodes Every Sunday!
Kicking off with the two-part episode, Spyfall, BBC AMERICA Executive Director Courtney Thomasma states, “What better way to ring in a new decade than with our favorite Time Lord? BBC AMERICA is excited to kick off the New Year with New Who, including a thrilling New Year’s Day premiere followed by new episodes every Sunday this winter.”
4) The Female Doctor!
Thomasma adds, “Last year, thousands of Whovians packed Madison Square Garden to celebrate Jodie Whittaker’s landmark debut as the first female Doctor. This year, we’re thrilled to partner with Fathom Events to bring that unique experience to fans all across the country, as Doctor Who embodies the idea of space for all. Let the New Year’s countdown begin!”
3) The Live Q&A!
BBC AMERICA has partnered with BBC Studios and Fathom Events to bring Doctor Who back to the big screen on Sunday, January 5. This one-day-only special event will feature the premiere episode and an exclusive early unveiling of the second episode of the new season. After the screening, audiences will be treated to a LIVE Q&A with Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, transmitted from The Paley Center for Media in New York. Tickets and a list of participating locations will be available beginning Friday, December 6, 2019at the Fathom Events website.
2) The Guest Stars!
Guest appearances include Stephen Fry (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Sir Lenny Henry CBE (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Goran Višnjić (Timeless) and Robert Glenister (Law and Order: UK).
1) The Lost Episodes!
Full seasons and specials with all the modern Doctors will air from Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1. The BBC will also debut animated “lost episodes,” including “The Macra Terror,” as a special post-holiday treat on Thursday, December 26th at 9pm ET/PT.
Doctor Who will return on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT.