Doctor Who moving to Sundays. Series 11 opener to broadcast on the 7th October
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There have been rumours of a Sunday broadcast for Doctor Who series 11 for a while. And now it has been confirmed, With the BBC confirming that Jodie Whittaker's Doctor will make her debut with The Woman Who Fell To Earth on Sunday 7th October.
Here's the official press release...
The last time viewers saw the Doctor, she was falling from her TARDIS so it’s about time for the Doctor to land. This time it’s all change, as Doctor Who is moving to Sunday nights, launching on Sunday 7th October.
Never before in the show’s history has an entire series descended to earth on a Sunday. This year marks a brand new era with a new Showrunner, a new Doctor, new friends and a whole host of new monsters – so it’s only fitting that the new Time Lord will land in a new time zone on BBC One.
New Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall has also released the following statement:
“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 also added:
“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. ”
No confimed time yet for The Woman Who Fell To Earth (penned by Chibnall himself).
In the meantime, catch up with the series 11 trailer released last month here