Jodie Whittaker to make Comic-Con appearance as 13th Doctor Who
Whittaker will be joined on the panel by her co-stars Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, and also showrunner Chris Chibnall, and the show's executive producer, Matt Strevens.
There are quite a few new things that excite us about the 13th doctor, including a new accent and of course, in a first, the gender. There's a female doctor soon to arrive to the screen, and based on recent updates, she's going to officially meet the 'Doctor Who' fans at the San Diego Comic-Con next month.
BBC America has finally made it official that its upcoming new Doctor Who — Jodie Whittaker — is all geared up to make her SDCC debut as the 13th doctor during the July 19 – 22 festival that is all about the fanboys and fangirls. And if things are to follow the past years and past Time Lords, the panel will be taking place in the huge Hall H because where else would they be able to fit in the multitude of Whovians!?
While the fans will be cheering for their first ever female Doctor, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by her co-stars Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, and also showrunner Chris Chibnall, and the show's executive producer, Matt Strevens. But that isn't the only big gift in store for the fandom as there's going to be a sneak peek of the 11th season of the revived show too.
So far what's known of the season is its number of episodes, which is 10 and its premiere timing, which is going to be sometime in the fall, with an hour-long opening episode. The fact that there's a new female Doctor in the form of Whittaker, is, however, no secret, as she had made her debut on the show in the final few minutes of its 2017 Christmas special.
Her introduction had come in the signature 'Doctor Who' style when Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor regenerated. The trick has been in practice to introduce new faces of the famous Doctor ever since the first Doctor (William Hartnell) became the Patrick Troughton 2nd, all the way back in 1996.
But what else do fans already know about the upcoming doctor and the upcoming season?
As per rumors, the plot of the upcoming female doctor's story in Who-universe, will be set in Sheffield and also presumably follow her attempts at tracking down her lost Tardis all the while also trying to adjust to her new body.
Yet, what really has fans strung in the whole “certain death-by-falling” cliffhanger is that the new doctor will have to think her way out.
There's also the prospect of meeting her new companions — Graham, Ryan and Yasmin — played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, respectively, and all of this in just the first episode!
And what does the doctor herself have to say about that?
“When it’s all put together in one series I hope it will blow the audience’s minds as much as it blows mine when I read each new script,” Whittaker said in a recent interview with Radio Times. “It’s never going to feel like [other jobs], because it’s this job and it’s amazing. It’s a world away from any part I’ve played before.”