“Fancy a trip in the box?”
So says Jodie Whittaker in the season 12 trailer for BBC America’s Doctor Who, premiering New Year’s Day.
This season, which marks Whittaker’s second season as the Doctor, will introduce “terrifying new monsters alongside the return of some familiar but not-so-friendly faces,” BBC says. After premiering with a two-part episode, Doctor Who settles into its regular time slot on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8/7c.
The network also announced a new partnership with BBC Studios and Fathom Events. On Sunday, Jan. 5, the first two episodes of season 12 will be simulcast to more than 600 cinema screens nationwide. After the screening, Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill will take the stage for a live broadcast Q&A about the series.
“Last year, thousands of Whovians packed Madison Square Garden to celebrate Jodie Whittaker’s landmark debut as the first female Doctor,” BBC America executive director, Courtney Thomasma, said in a statement. “This year, we’re thrilled to partner with Fathom Events to bring that unique experience to fans all across the country, as Doctor Who embodies the idea of space for all. Let the New Year’s countdown begin!”
Check out this season’s key art: