She takes over for Peter Capaldi, who left as the twelfth Doctor past year.
It's a relatively short trailer, but it packs a punch and perfectly sells the more hopeful tone of Season 11, along with just how alien this version of the Doctor is.
When asked what she thought The Doctor's core tenets are, Whittaker said to be a pillar of hope, striving for brightness and inclusion. There is no role I have ever played that has, or will ever, come close to this.
The ten-episode series will air in fall of 2018, and we're totally sure that no one will have any complaints about a woman Doctor by then. We now know how many episodes of the new season we're getting and whether one will have a distinctly festive feel to it. I can't wait for people to see how the Doctor acquires it!' "We have things you are not going to want to spoiled for", the EP added, with a grin.
Whittaker will be joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. "I have two hearts, there are really no rules", she said during a press conference early on Thursday.
Comic-Con's Hall H crowd was buzzing with anticipation in the minutes leading up to the BBC America's Doctor Who panel this morning. Tradition has it that when a new actor takes on the part of the character, the old, damaged time traveler regenerates into a new body.
"She's whisked on an adventure with people who become her famlly". Mainly, that the darker, more brooding elements of modern Doctor Who - the kind that have painted the Doctor as a frightening, all-powerful legend - are about to give way to something more grounded and fun. "This is the Doctor Who for the modern age".
All we know so far is their names - Yasmin, Ryan and Graham - and the fact that they have some sort of connection to the Doctor.
"There's a very specific way the Doctor comes by this sonic screwdriver", Chibnall said.