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Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer Gets Timey-Wimey With Jodie Whittaker

The universe is calling, and Jodie Whittaker is here to answer. 

At the tail end of its Doctor Who presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, the BBC dropped the official trailer for the series' 11th season, which stars Whittaker as the Thirteenth (but first female) Doctor. 

The footage feels more like a teaser than a full-on trailer, highlighting Whittaker's eccentric Time Lord as she travels with her new companions – Mandip Gill (Hollyoaks) as Yasmin Khan, Tosin Cole (Hollyoaks) as Ryan Sinclair, and Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) as Graham — to discover "new faces, new worlds, [and] new times."

Alongside the trailer, the BBC also unveiled a stunning poster for Doctor Who season 11 that features — you may have guessed it — the first look at the brand-new Sonic Screwdriver. Take a peek below.

So, beyond the fact that the Doctor is now a lady and that the series will explore plenty of exciting environments with a crew of fresh faces, what else will be new in Doctor Who season 11? Well, fans can cross out "two-part stories" from their list of things to expect in the impending batch of episodes, as Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall confirmed to Digital Spy that the new season of the BBC sci-fi classic will exclusively feature one-off narratives. 

"It's 10 standalone episodes, there's no two-parters or anything like that," Chibnall, who became another new aspect of Doctor Who after being tapped as showrunner following Steven Moffat's departure, revealed. "What we want is for people to feel like we've got the range and variety of Doctor Who this year."

This move was made with viewers in mind, with Chibnall and co. hoping to make Doctor Who season 11 as enjoyable as possible — for both long-time fans and people who have just gotten into it alike. "If you've never seen it before, you're gonna fall in love with it, and if you have seen it, you're gonna get those things that you love about the show across the 10 episodes," promised the showrunner. 

All things considered, a revamp and a nice dollop of newness seems exactly what the doctor ordered for Doctor Who, a show that has been on air for decades and is all but required to spruce things up in order to attract a new generation of TV-lovers and sci-fi fanatics and keep from going stale. 

Described as "Doctor Who, just with a little sauce on it" by actor Cole, season 11 of the series will debut on BBC and BBC America this fall.