After 12 regenerations of white dudes, The Doctor is finally a lady–and we’re finally getting our first look at the 13th Doctor’s maiden season on the Tardis, in a commercial that aired during the World Cup final yesterday.
Played by BROADCHURCH star Jodie Whittaker, the newest iteration of the time-traveling alien is still pretty mysterious; the brief teaser does, however, give us a first glimpse of her three companions in action (the action of eating, that is). The new friends are played byBradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole; I’m not familiar with any of their work, but apparently Walsh is a big deal in Britain because of a hosting gig on a show called THE CHASE.
I’ll admit some parts of the trailer kind of resemble a Pizza Hut commercial. But as a personal fan of Jodie and most cheesy foods, I’ve got high hopes for the new season. Even if we have still no idea what it’s about. Or when exactly it’s going to premiere–sometime in the fall, is the general word.
More questions than answers, really, but isn’t that kind of Doctor Who’s trademark?