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Here's Our First Look At Jodie Whittaker In Action As The First Woman Doctor In "Doctor Who"

BBC America dropped the first trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con.

Last updated on July 19, 2018, at 6:19 p.m. ET

Posted on July 19, 2018, at 3:45 p.m. ET

At the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, BBC America dropped the first trailer for the upcoming season of the beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who.

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The teaser gives fans their first extended look at Jodie Whittaker, the 13th actor and the first woman to play the Doctor.

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It's been almost a year since it was announced that Whittaker would be taking over for Peter Capaldi.

Meet the Thirteenth Doctor #DoctorWho #Doctor13

"It’s more than an honor," Whittaker said at the time of her casting. "It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait."

Showrunner Chris Chibnall said Whittaker "just walked in the room and she was the Doctor." He also praised the energy she brought to the role during her audition, calling it new, fresh, funny and emotional.

"It's one of those tings where you don't know what you're looking for until you see it," Chibnall said. "She just nailed it."

Speaking at Comic-Con, Whittaker said it was very hard to keep her casting a secret from family and friends.

Whittaker says it was super hard to keep the big news that she was the next Doctor, especially when it came to not disclosing it to family and friends. https://t.co/weBYltDFya

She also revealed what former Doctor David Tennant told her when he learned that she'd got the part.

Upon hearing Whittaker got the part of the Doctor, David Tennant said to her, “This is the most amazing thing that can happen to you. And there’s only a few of us who know how it feels.” #SDCC

Asked about how her character will come across on scree, Whittaker said her iteration of the Doctor "requires a lot of energy” and has “a lot of childish wonder.”

She also said her Doctor is “quite fidgety."

Fans at Comic-Con also met some of the Doctor's new companions, Yasmin Khan (actor Mandip Gill) and Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole).

Showrunner Chris Chibnall has nothing but effusive praise for Mandip Gill (Yasmin) and Tosin Cole (Ryan) two of the Doc’s new companions. “Both are incredibly funny and smart....they’ve got the range.” He also added that the whole cast as “amazing” chemistry. #SDCC https://t.co/kxMAmLeJ89

Showrunner Chris Chibnall said he thinks this next season will be a perfect jumping off point for those who've never seen the show, with fewer references to older seasons.

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