The female Doctor Who’s first appearance got an overwhelming positive response by viewers worldwide!
The series opener of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who was viewed by over 8 million viewers on Sunday. This is the highest number of views for a Doctor Who series opener in the last 10 years – even more than the series opener of Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith. Only David Tennant’s debut opener generated slightly more views in 2008.
In 2017, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the new Doctor Who. She replaced Peter Capaldi who was the Doctor Who for 9 years from 2008 to 2017. This made her the first female Doctor Who in its 54 years since it first started in 1963.
This decision received overwhelming support. Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy on hearing the big announcement said, “congratulations Jodie Whittaker!!!!! One small step for Women, one Giant leap for Womenkind!!”
Jodie Whittaker’s timelord received positive reviews from the critics and fans all over. In the first episode Whittaker’s Doctor Who makes an opening by crash landing in the middle of an alien invasion in the area of Sheffield.
The first episode is titled ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’, leading directly on from the last episode’s cliffhanger. After the crash landing, she picks up new companions played by Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill and Bradley Walsh.
Throughout the series, there will be many guest appearances. Some of the guest star performances will be from Alan Cumming, Chris Noth, Mark Addy, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Mack. Series opener aired on Sunday, October 7 on BBC ONE.
The first episode was one hour long, which will be followed by nine more episodes with a run-time of 50 minutes each.