Showrunner Chris Chibnall talks regenerating Doctor Who in new featurette
Every so often, a new actor is brought in to take on the mantle of Doctor Who. For the first time ever, that role is played by a woman. For the show’s 11th season, Jodie Whittaker (Black Mirror) steps out of the Tardis and wields the sonic screwdriver for an all-new set of adventures. Now, showrunner Chris Chibnall explains his new direction, while regenerating Doctor Who into a historic first.
For Season 11, Whittaker will be joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke. Chris Chibnall takes over as head writer and executive producer from Steven Moffat for the series, which is set to return in the fall of 2018 with ten brand new episodes.
The series began broadcasting on BBC America in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, and is created by Sydney Newman (The Avengers), and Executive Produced by Russell T. Davies (Torchwood), Julie Gardner (Torchwood), Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Phil Collinson (Coronation Street), Piers Wenger (How I Live Now), Beth Willis, Brian Minchin (Wizards vs. Aliens), Caroline Skinner (Our Girl), and Mal Young (Desperate Scousewives).