The (new) Doctor is in.
BBC America released the official trailer for the upcoming season of “Doctor Who” Thursday, showing new lead Jodie Whittaker in all her badass glory. Whittaker, as fans already know, will play the series’ first ever female Time Lord — a part that is not to be taken lightly. But based on the one-minute preview, she was “born for this.”
Peter Capaldi portrayed the 12th Doctor on the long-running series, giving up his sonic screw driver and keys to the TARDIS during last year’s Christmas Special after making it known earlier in the year that he’d be exiting.
The new trailer shows Whittaker “starting again” after regeneration, with a little help from her trusty tool and even trustier pals.
Whittaker stars as the 13th Doctor, alongside her friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh), in a new era, packed full of action, humor, emotion and adventures through space and time.
“Doctor Who” is moving to Sundays this season, with the Oct. 7 premiere set to start at the same time as the U.K. debut on-air (time to be announced), followed by a special encore in its new regular primetime evening slot.
See synopses for the first two episodes below:
Episode One – The Woman Who Fell To Earth – Sunday, Oct. 7
“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?
Guest starring Sharon D. Clarke, Johnny Dixon and Samuel Oatley. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs.
Episode Two – The Ghost Monument – Sunday, Oct. 14
Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?
Guest starring Shaun Dooley, Susan Lynch and Art Malik. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Mark Tonderai.
Watch the trailer above.
“Doctor Who” Season 11 premieres Sunday, Oct. 7 on BBC America.