The new DOCTOR WHO is here and she has a brand new look. BBC has unveiled the first photo of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, who remains as fashionable as ever, of course.
Each iteration of the Time Lord has a distinctive look and it looks like Whittaker’s version will feature subtle rainbow details, a futuristic trench coat (which better have pockets), fashionable but impractical pants (cold calves are a real thing, BBC!) and prominently displayed suspenders, because of course.
Whittaker, the first female Doctor ever, was announced in July, following a full six months of speculation following the January announcement that the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, would not be returning.
The rumored names that emerged over the months included Kris Marshall, Luke Treadaway and Sacha Dhawan. Fans hoping for a female Doctor – indeed, the first female Doctor in the franchise’s decades-long history – floated names like Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tilda Swinton and Miranda Hart, though hope seemed to be dwindling as rumors right before Whittaker’s formal announcement indicated producers were settling on yet another white male doctor.
The next season of Doctor Who will consist of ten 50-minute episodes, kickcing off with a feature length premiere in the fall of 2018. It airs on BBC in the UK and on BBC America in the US.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) November 9, 2017
Linda Ge | TV Editor