'Doctor Who' Season 11 Looks Like a Full Reboot
The first episode of Doctor Who’s Season 10 might’ve felt like a soft reboot — especially because it was called “The Pilot” and featured a new companion — but early images and a new teaser for the show almost make the upcoming Season 11 look like a brand-new show entirely.
BBC rolled out a slew of new imagery on Tuesday for the upcoming season, including the new logo as revealed through a visual teaser. Not only will Season 11 feature an all-new female Doctor from Jodie Whittaker, but behind-the-scenes we have a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall. Now we’ve got a new logo and aesthetic for the show. Does that mean we’ll also get a refreshing new intro title sequence? Probably.
Doctor Who has seemingly traded in its spacey blue logo for a different font and a fiery red-orange space aesthetic that’s unlike anything we’ve seen from the funloving sci-fi show in the past.
In the video teaser for the new logo, the TARDIS emerges through a portal into an area of space riddled with large, red crystals. It streaks across the area, with the ship itself causing the horizontal line that runs across the letters.
To be fair, it’s not terribly different from the fiery logos from Season 5 and 6, but only in color patterns. The crystalline asteroids are rather unique, but the logo itself make it seem like there’s fire erupting behind the actual font that reads “Doctor Who” — which is vaguely reminscent of the 2005 logo.
For perspective, here’s the serenely spacey Doctor Who logo from the most recent seasons of the show:
Tuesday also marked the release of a resplendent new image of Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor, silhoutted against the sky with her TARDIS in the background:
You can notice the full horizontal streak that the TARDIS carve out along the text, specifically on the letters “D,” “H,” and “O” here.
It’s unclear whether or not the Doctor Who theme might change in the opening credits for the show, but BBC did confirm that the music featured in this teaser is a new creation just for this short video.
Doctor Who is expected to return to BBC sometime in fall 2018.