The Doctor returns New Year’s Day (8/7C) – and BBC America and Fathom Events are partnering with a live event screening of the season premiere and the early unveiling of the second episode followed by a Q&A with Whittaker, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gil.
One of the first things new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall did before introducing the thirteenth Doctor, was hire a team of writers and directors from outside the usual (or even likely) suspects.
For 13’s new season, BBC America has announced that he has added three new writers and four new directors to ensure a continuation of fresh ideas and approaches.
With Arachnids in the UK, Doctor Who (BBC America, Sundays, 8/7C) returns to one of the genres it does particularly well – horror. Time to start watching from between your fingers (or from behind your sofa)!
Rosa opens in Montgomery, Alabama in 1943, as Rosa Parks tries to catch a late bus – resulting in humiliation and even the loss of her bus fare. Cut to twelve years later, Mrs. Parks sitting on a bench eating her lunch – and the TARDIS appearing in an alley just around the corner.
The Doctor discovers that there are traces of Altron energy – the same energy that powers the TARDIS.
The global premiere of BBC America’s Doctor Who on Sunday, October 7th, will now be simulcasting coast-to-coast at 1:45pm ET/10:45am PT on the network. That evening, BBC America will air a special encore at 8pm ET/PT with bonus interviews with Jodie Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con. For the run of the season, the series will premiere regularly at 8pm ET/PT on Sundays.
Check out Jodie Whittaker’s interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.
Doctor Who will have its global premiere on Sunday, October 7th (1:45/12:45C) in a simulcast that will be shown at New York Comic Con 2018 – followed by a panel with star Jodie Whittaker, showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens.
The season premiere, The Woman Who Fell To Earth, will air on BBC America at 8/7C (with bonus interviews with Jodie Whittaker and footage from New York Comic Con),the show’s new regular timeslot.