New Doctor Who teaser puts the spotlight on Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham - Jodie Whittaker's Tardis team

The English actress will be joined by Chris Chibnall as the new showrunner of the beloved sci-fi series.

                            New Doctor Who teaser puts the spotlight on Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham -  Jodie Whittaker's Tardis team
Jodie Whittaker (Source : Getty Images)

A brand new Doctor Who teaser video, featuring Jodie Whittaker's thirteenth Doctor made its way to the Internet during Sunday night's World Cup finals game between France and Croatia. While the clip, shared by BBC via social media, had the first female lead of the long-running and beloved sci-fi series basking in all the limelight, a part of the attention was also shared by her three new companions - Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

"New Doctor Who, New friends, New Adventures. #DoctorWho," read the caption alongside the clip, introducing the new members who are aboard Whittaker's Tardis in upcoming season 11. Interestingly enough, the English actress is not the only newcomer on the series. She will, in fact, be joined in the fresh face list by Chris Chibnall ( of fame 'Torchwood' and 'Broadchurch') as the new showrunner. 

While the teaser itself is exciting enough to keep fans on their toes, further down the week, Whittaker is all set to add to the frenzy with her first appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Joining the Hall H panel for Doctor Who at the annual event, the actress will be accompanied by season 11 co-stars Cole and Gill, showrunner Chibnall and executive producer Matt Stevens.

At the moment, it's all very exciting for the fans of the shape-shifting, time-traveling alien (Whittaker), who is taking over the prestigious mantle from her predecessor Peter Capaldi. Considering the amount of attention her casting has garnered since the very beginning, it comes as no surprise that the actress is taking it all very seriously. 

"There’s no rules, and it’s liberating... But it’s equally terrifying,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly earlier, dishing on playing the 13th Doctor Who in the franchise.

Speaking about casting a female lead for the sci-fi series, Chibnall added, “I just felt the time was right... I think if the show hadn’t done it, we would have been behind the world, and Doctor Who has got to be out front leading the world and being a great example of all the amazing things that are in the world. So, it wasn’t even a question in my mind.”    

As fans of everything sci-fi, we fans, are indeed waiting with baited breath for the eleventh season of Doctor Who, which according to Whittaker is going to blow our minds.

“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. “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.”  

Doctor Who season 11 will premiere this fall on BBC America.