The wait is finally over.
Doctor Who season 11 has been slated for a premiere on Sunday, October 7th on the BBC, meaning Jodie Whittaker’s Time Lord now shares her return date with a little-known zombie drama called The Walking Dead, whose ninth season is also earmarked for the same early October window.
For Who, this reaffirms the show’s switch to Sunday evenings, after incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall revealed that a new Doctor really deserves a new home. That hero is, of course, Jodie Whittaker, the former Broadchurch star who looks set to spearhead an entirely new era of Doctor Who alongside her trusty companions – namely Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).
Kicking things off with “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” here’s confirmation of that Doctor Who premiere date courtesy of the BBC:
It should be noted that the release date may vary on a country-by-country basis, though to their credit, BBC America typically ensures Doctor Who airs across the United Kingdom and the States simultaneously – and season 11 should be no different.
For Jodie Whittaker, it’s been quite the whirlwind since she was announced as the new Doctor last summer, and while the gender swap attracted criticism from certain corners of the Internet, season 11’s wondrous full trailer left us feeling quietly confident about the direction in which Doctor Who is headed.
The eleventh season (and the thirteenth Time Lord) of Doctor Who will make its debut on Sunday, October 7th, and when it does, it’ll seemingly gloss over the show’s somewhat contentious gender swap, after Jodie Whittaker was brought in to pick up the torch (and Sonic Screwdriver) from the outgoing Peter Capaldi.