BBC America have just announced that the first episode of Series 11 (‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth‘) will be screened live at the Doctor Who Panel at New York Comic Con. The screening and panel will take place at 1:45pm ET on Sunday 7th October at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. In attendance will be the Thirteenth Doctor herself Jodie Whittaker, plus new head writer Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens.
This news comes just as the BBC have announced the official air time for ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth‘, which will be on BBC One at 6:45pm. It will be broadcast simultaneously at 1:45pm EST on BBC America.
This also marks a significant change as Doctor Who moves to Sunday nights. Showrunner Chris Chibnall has said of the change, “New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights — and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting. Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits). The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.”
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content has also said: “With Chris Chibnall at the helm and Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the new Doctor we are heralding a brand new era for the show and so it feels only right to give it a new home on Sunday nights at the heart of BBC One’s Autumn schedule.”
Doctor Who Series 11 begins with The Woman Who Fell to Earth on Sunday 7th October at 6:45pm on BBC One, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, with Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair, and Bradley Walsh as Graham O’Brien.