First full Doctor Who trailer FINALLY shows us Jodie Whittaker in action

The first footage from the sci-fi series has been released, showing the Thirteenth Doctor and her Tardis team on their adventures

Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole in the new Doctor Who trailer (BBC, HF)

After releasing a specially-made teaser during the 2018 World Cup final, the BBC have FINALLY unveiled the first proper trailer for the next series of Doctor Who, showing Jodie Whittaker and her new Tardis team in action in various clips from the new series.


“All of this is new to me,” Whittaker’s Doctor says in the footage as she and her Tardis team visit strange new worlds, travel to the past and cook up some gadgets.

“New faces, new worlds, new times. So if I asked really, really nicely…would you be my new best friends?”

The trailer was unveiled to fans during Doctor Who’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and offers plenty of hints about what viewers can expect from the new series (which we’ll go into in some more depth soon), accompanied by just as many mysteries we’ll have to wait to uncover when the series actually airs.

Sadly, there’s no sign of any fresh monsters for the Doctor to face (many of which we’ve been told will be new to the series), but for most people it’s enough to see more of the Thirteenth Doctor and her new friends Yaz, Graham and Ryan (Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole) on their adventures as they travel through time and space and have plenty of fun into the bargain.

Check out the whole thing below, but be warned – it’s VERY exciting stuff, and you might need a little sit down afterwards.

The trailer arrives at the end of a busy promotional week for Doctor Who including magazine covers, newly-released pictures, interviews and the teaser, but understands that from hereon out Doctor Who will be under wraps again until closer to broadcast this autumn.

Still, not to worry – at least we now have plenty of material to overanalyse and keep us occupied in the meantime…

Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor on the cover of the Radio Times magazine
Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor on the cover of the Radio Times magazine

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