Sunday, July 15, 2018
DOCTOR WHO Series 11 Teaser Introduces the 13th Doctor's New Companions
The universe is calling.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup final earlier today, where France defeated Croatia 4-2, the BBC debuted the first teaser trailer for Doctor Who's upcoming Series 11, the first season featuring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. The teaser introduces Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill as new companions Graham, Ryan Sinclair, and Yasmin Khan.
The 40-second teaser opens in an ordinary British cafe, where Ryan is watching the World Cup final on his phone while having a meal. Suddenly, he notices a nearby table starting to shake for no apparent reason and time appears to slow down and crackle with energy. The Thirteenth Doctor hand dips a fish finger into some custard on his plate and quickly vanishes, leaving Ryan confused.
We cut to Yasmin, who is watching the World Cup final with some friends in an apartment while sharing pizza. As the box is shown to be empty, a nearby set of shelves starts shaking as well and time slows once again around Yasmin. The Thirteenth Doctor's coat and legs whisk by as she leaves, and when time resumes, Yasmin discovers that the empty pizza box is suddenly full with a new pizza.
Cutting to Graham, we see him at a restaurant ordering some takeaway and reading a newspaper. Time slows around him as well, and after we glimpse the Thirteenth Doctor's legs quickly shuffling out the door, time resumes once again. Graham finds that his newspaper has been replaced with a copy of the comic book The Beano Summer Special 1981, the very same comic Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor was reading in the episode "The Rings of Akhaten."
Lastly, we see the Thirteenth Doctor materializing into view and smiling.
If you'd like check out the new teaser trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official Doctor Who account on YouTube...
Doctor Who returns to BBC America for Series 11 sometime in Fall 2018.