Just revealed at Doctor Who's panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the trailer gives us our first real look at Jodie Whittaker in action as the Thirteenth Doctor, as she meets her new best friends Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).
"You are going to be fantastic, I'm overjoyed", said Good Omens and American Gods creator Neil Gaiman on-camera.
"All of this is new to me", Whittaker's Doctor said in voiceover.
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.
Well, besides a glimpse of the Doctor's new sonic screwdriver, there were a few teases with a short video of the new season. We've seen her TARDIS. Using a ship called a TARDIS (which resembles a British police box), the Doctor travels through space and time, usually accompanied by one or more human companions.
You're right, Doctor-this is gonna be fun. She's a "pillar of hope, striving for brightness and inclusion", Whittaker said. "I think there's a lot of new things this year".
Whittaker's first season as the star of Doctor Who will premiere on BBC America in fall 2018.
This season will have 10 standalone episodes, each 50 minutes long.
"It is a roller coaster of adventures through aliens worlds, historical periods, adventures on Earth with four of your new friends and you get to meet for the first time the Doctor, who is the single greatest character in the history of drama". Along with the newest incarnation of everyone's favorite Time Lord comes a new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who will replace Steven Moffat when the show airs in autumn 2018.
It nearly feels like a nod to the first Doctor to kick off the current Doctor Who revival, Christopher Eccleston, who played the Ninth Doctor and had to suffer countless questions asking why an alien sounds like he's from the North.