MORE details about the upcoming series of Doctor Who have been revealed – including what fans can expect in the first couple of episodes.
Jodie Whittaker makes her full TARDIS debut as the sci-fi series returns on October 7, in a new Sunday night time slot.
In the first episode, titled The Woman Who Fell To Earth, the time-lord will meet her new companions, played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.
It takes place in a city in South Yorkshire, where strange events have been taking place.
The second episode – The Ghost Monument – sees the gang in alien territory trying to solve another mystery.
Whittaker has promised fans that the series will have everything they expect and more.
“It’s got new monsters, it’s got fantastic new worlds. It’s also got worlds that we’re familiar with, but are maybe seen from different points of view,” she says.
“It honours everything that has gone before, but it then has a different burst of energy with all the new cast members. Doctor Who is for everyone and anyone.”
The series consists of ten standalone episodes, each with new storylines and adventures within.
“You have a huge series character arc for many of the characters,” Whittaker adds, “but if you come in at episode five, you’ll get a stand-alone story which feels like a film, and which stands up amongst all the television that’s available to anyone now.
“When I watch TV and film I want to feel engrossed and excited, particularly in this world and genre. Doctor Who in itself is its own genre. I suppose you want it to feel like a roller coaster ride.”
Also fresh in the TARDIS is Bradley Walsh, who plays companion Graham O’Brien.
“Working with Jodie, Mandip and Tosin and the different directors that are coming in, and this fantastic crew – that’s the thing I’m enjoying most about being on Doctor Who,” he says.
“I love being part of an ensemble. I love it. Jodie leads from the front and she’s fun and she’s upbeat and she keeps it all together – it’s great.”
Walsh reckons fans are in for a treat with the ‘exciting’ first female Doctor played by Whittaker.
“Not only is she an exceptional actress, the energy she brings, because she’s still so young, the energy she brings is extraordinary,” he adds.
“She works so hard and is so enthusiastic. She leads from the front and she’ll trailblaze for a lot of other shows. The new series of Doctor Who in a sentence is forward thinking, innovative, bold and brave.”