The panel featured Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, and new companion John Bishop, who was announced at the end of the holiday special. He replaces previous companions Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh).
The trailer also featured the first look at guest star Jacob Anderson as Vinder.
The three stars joined showrunner and executive producer Chris Chibnall to preview this year’s storyline in the long-running sci-fi show, which airs on BBC America.
“If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to step onboard the TARDIS, I would never have believed it,” Bishop said. “It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who, and I couldn’t wish for better company than Jodie and Mandip.”
Doctor Who is still in production for Season 13, but expects its first shows this year.
“In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production,” Chibnall said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be back making the show. Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous COVID working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual 11. But rest assured, the ambition, humor, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period – but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge!”
Watch the new trailer below.
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) July 25, 2021