Segun Akinola may be the new composer for series 11 of the BBC sci-fi series, writing the music for all 10 episodes of series 11, as well the theme tune, but new showrunner Chris Chibnall has hinted that episode one of the new series, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, might not open with the remixed titles and music.
Speaking in the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine (via Digital Spy) Chris Chibnall said:
“You’ll have to wait till episode two to see [the new titles and theme] in situ…Episode one starts a little differently.”
Episode one, which is written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs – will star Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole and feature guest appearances from Sharon D Clarke, Johnny Dixon and Samuel Oatley.
The full synopsis reads:
“”We don’t get aliens in Sheffield.” In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?”
So will the first episode jettison titles altogether or will we get basic titles before the new theme explodes into life over the end credits? How do you feel about the lack of titles for episode one? Does this mean that the titles will change as each episode airs – adding in different elements as the series passes ala Bojack Horseman?
The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine is available now.
Doctor Who returns with The Woman Who Fell To Earth on Sunday 7th October on BBC One.