Australian and New Zealand, Doctor Who fans are in for a treat. BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand are once again pairing up with Sharmill Films for a special event screening of the feature-length premiere of The Woman Who Fell to Earth. In addition, the first episode of the Series 11 of Doctor Who, fans that attend the cinema screening on 8th October will see additional Behind the Scenes footage with Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), series showrunner Chris Chibnall and director Jamie Childs.
The special screening will be held in select cinemas through Sharmill Films. Information on participating cinemas and purchasing tickets can be found at www.sharmillfilms.com.au.
“The debut of the first female doctor and her team of friends is a momentous occasion in the Doctor Who universe. We are delighted to give audiences the chance to experience this exciting moment on the big screen,” said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Manager for BBC Studios ANZ.
Sharmill Films Marketing Manager, Jacinta Palmer, said: “We are thrilled to collaborate once again with BBC Studios to present this very special cinema event for Australian fans – particularly in ushering in the enormously talented Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.”
The series that features Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor is an exciting new turn for the longest running sci-fi shows. And fans from Australia and New Zealand are sure to love the new companions played by Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Mandip Gill as Yasmin.
Doctor Who premieres on ABC iview on Monday 8 October, immediately after the UK’s broadcast, and will air that evening on ABC. Following the ABC television broadcast, fans can switch over to ABC COMEDY for Whovians, the half-hour Doctor Who fan show hosted by Rove McManus.