BBC America Reveals 'Doctor Who' Season 11 Premiere Date

Jessica Napoli
BBC America

Doctor Who is introducing its first female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, to the world when its new season returns in October.

BBC America announced on Wednesday that Season 11 will premiere Sunday, October 7, starting at the same time as its U.K. airing, according to a press release. A special primetime encore of the episode will follow in the show's new regular evening time slot, which has yet to be announced.

'Doctor Who' Showrunner Says Jodie Whittaker Was First Choice for 13th Doctor

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Plus, the showrunner reveals how he knew they'd choose a female Doctor.

"With a new Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and new friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh), this eagerly-anticipated first season from new showrunner Chris Chibnall will welcome back fans and invite those who are new to Who," the network added.

"The next era is packed full of action, humor, emotion, and adventures through space and time, starting with the first episode, titled 'The Woman Who Fell to Earth.'"

Watch the trailer below:

Doctor Who, Season 11 Premiere, Sunday, October 7, Time TBA, BBC America

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