Doctor Who season 11 spoilers: Showrunner teases new storyline details

Eloise Marshall
July 21, 2018

She definitely needs a new one after the whole "getting thrown out of the TARDIS mid-air while its insides exploded" thing in the last Christmas special!

Yet new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall (who also created Broadchurch) added an interesting layer to that memory.

While the football spot introduced us, if only vaguely, to the Doctor's presumed new squad of time-travelling companions, this clip gives us some insight into the Doctor herself (herself-wow, that was fun to type).

The new series of Doctor Who is highly anticipated for many reasons. "The wonderful thing about the Doctor is I'm playing an alien, so all those details are irrelevant", she said. "And that's interesting and that's why this role will be layered and fascinating to play".

The line for the Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con started on Tuesday morning, a full two days before the cast would take the stage in front of 6,000 Hall H attendees.

He said the upcoming season features writers of color for the first time, plus female guest writers, female directors and an editing team that's all female except one person. Matt Stevens made a point to say they wanted to be as diverse behind the camera as in front of it, to which Tosin Cole added, "It's 2018; everyone deserves to work". The fact that we were casting a female Doctor disappeared really quickly from our minds.

He continued: "What we want is for people to feel like we've got the range and variety of Doctor Who this year".

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She told thePress Association: "As people in the industry, as a woman in the industry, to not be aware of it [the gender pay row] would be naive but it hasn't been a part of this show".

In the trailer that premiered at SDCC, the Doctor even asks them, "won't you be my best friends?" Anything! And we did get something: a new trailer with some new stuff.

Doctor Who is one of the longest-running shows in history, spanning more than five decades in total.

Jodie Whittaker, who will play the 13th Doctor Who.

"You just are [a woman] and it's a [point of view]", she said.

Instead, the focus is on Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Supergirl, The Walking Dead and dozens of other television titles. "There's a very specific way the Doctor comes by this Sonic Screwdriver", explained Chibnall.

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