Doctor Who Season 11 Release Date: What Do We Know About the Plotline of Doctor Who Season 11?

The exploits of an eccentric time-traveling doctor from the far-off planet Gallifrey, home of the Time Lords, were documented in Doctor Who. Being a Time Lord himself, the Doctor traversed space and time on his extraordinary vessel, the TARDIS, which stands for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space.

Doctor About

For those who are unaware, Doctor Who debuted in 1963. The Doctor, a time-traveling alien, uses a police box-shaped ship called the Tardis (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), which he stole, to navigate the always wobbly-wobbly space and time. Yes, the Tardis has a larger interior.

The Doctor is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, and Time Lords can regenerate, thus the show can continue decade after decade. The Doctor, therefore, gets a new face and some new personality traits whenever an actor feels like leaving the program (or is fired), but in theory, the character still exists.

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The British institution Doctor Who is a mainstay of Saturday night television. Since the program was revived in 2005 with the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, portrayed by Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, it has gained quite a deal of popularity in the United States.


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There was assumed to be a limit on the number of regenerations the Doctor could undergo (12), but the Time Lords gave him further regenerations during the Christmas special in which Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor transformed into Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor.

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The Doctor encounters people along the road who he eventually takes back in time or into the far reaches of the cosmos to save, say, a few stranded space travelers or, you know, the fate of humanity. He frequently meets villains like the Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, and other goofy to spooky characters.

Doctor Who Season 11 Release Date: When It Will Be Renewed?

Season 11 of Doctor Who premieres on Sunday, October 7. Yes, Sunday marks a small change for the performance as it approaches the weekend’s end.

The show is available on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US, as well as on the usual websites including BBC iPlayer, Britbox, Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play where you can also stream previous episodes.

Meet the New Doctor

Talk about who would be the next Doctor of the Twelfth Doctor began to circulate after Peter Capaldi, who played him, revealed he would be leaving after three seasons. The BBC revealed Jodie Whittaker would land the role in July 2017.


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In a Doctor Who Q&A on the BBC website, Whittaker stated, “It feels overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to always push themselves and test themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re taught you can and can’t be.”

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Naturally, not everyone on the internet was thrilled that a woman will portray the Doctor, even if there has previously been an uproar that the job should eventually belong to someone who isn’t a white guy.

In the beginning, Peter Davidson, who portrayed the Fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984, bemoaned the loss of a significant male role model for boys. Others, including Colin Baker, who portrayed the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986, disagreed, arguing that boys have plenty of other role models to look up to in addition to the show’s earlier seasons. He also referred to it as “game-changing casting,” saying that you don’t have to be of the same gender as someone to be a role model.

A female Doctor shouldn’t come as a complete shock because there have been a few clues over the years that Time Lords could change their gender. Matt Smith’s Doctor made mention of a different Time Lord named the Corsair who had transformed into a woman in the sixth season of the reboot. The Master, the Doctor’s lifelong closest friend/enemy (it’s tricky), most recently transformed into a woman and went by the name Missy.

Whittaker’s authority as The Doctor was made abundantly obvious in a new season trailer that debuted in mid-September.


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Don’t forget that Doctor Who will have a new showrunner. Steven Moffat will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, a writer for Torchwood, a Doctor Who spinoff, and the BBC thriller Broadchurch. Chibnall is familiar with the sci-fi series because he has previously contributed to its episodes. He also collaborated with Whittaker and David Tennant on Broadchurch.

The series will “also be moving away from the convoluted wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey overarching themes that came to dominate the Moffat period,” according to TV Guide, with Chibnall in charge.

What do We Know About the Plotline of Doctor Who Season 11?

Capaldi had transformed into Whittaker when we last left him in the 2017 Christmas Special, following a monologue about the value of being good, choosing love, and never eating pears. Whittaker exclaims, “Oh, great!” with a wide smile as the Thirteenth Doctor when she first sees her reflection.

Her happiness, however, is short-lived as the Tardis veers off course and she is pulled out as a fireball appears to be devouring the interior. The Woman Who Fell to Earth is the name of the first episode.


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Sheffield, a city in the center of England with a long history and legacy of steel manufacture, is home to the Doctor’s new companions. It’s conceivable that the program will return there, much as it frequently visited Cardiff in earlier seasons.

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Many of the next episodes are rumored to be historical, with one potentially having something to do with Rosa Parks. There have also been rumors that the season may center on a single plot. When asked if the BBC would let such a thing during a speech to the Royal Television Society in June 2017, Chibnall replied, “Yes. The BBC was looking for bravery and risk-taking.”

Even though the show is known for its recurring antagonists like the murderous Daleks and Cybermen, Chibnall says that season 11 will have all-new antagonists.

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