After a black hole of news, we finally learnt a few tidbits about Doctor Who Series 11 when the cast and crew headed to the San Diego Comic Con 2018.
Mind you, a lot of UK fans felt a bit irked that those lucky enough to attend the American convention were given what some see as preferential treatment; fortunately, you can now see the full panel, below!
Jodie Whittaker (the Thirteenth Doctor) attended the event, alongside new companions, Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), and Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan) (alas, minus Bradley Walsh, who plays Graham O’Brien); and of course, new showrunner, Chris Chibnall (The Power of Three; 42) and Executive Producer, Matt Strevens (An Adventure in Space and Time). The hour-long video does include the trailer with footage from Series 11, which you might want to avoid if you don’t want to know anything at all abut the new season – but really, nothing is given away. We don’t see any monsters, old or new: it’s just clips of the new compan– uh, “best friends.”
So what did we learn? Firstly, that the series is comprised of 10 stand-alone episodes, meaning no two-parters. It’s also likely that there will be no Daleks this season. Perhaps most pleasingly – although something which will come as no surprise to anyone at all – is the “news” that Series 11 will be accessible to viewers who have never seen the show before, similar to Series 1 and Series 5.
Does this make you excited for the upcoming season? Or are you waiting with that old pal, Anxiety?