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Doctor Who’s SDCC trailer offers best look at Jodie Whittaker’s doctor in action

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Doctor Who finally received the trailer it deserves during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer arrives just a few days after the BBC debuted a teaser for the new season, introducing three new companions who will star in the show. Fans were disappointed by the brief appearance from 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker, and her three companions: Graham, Yasmin and Ryan.

Whittaker, the first ever female Doctor, was introduced last year. Whittaker is taking over for Peter Capaldi, who played the 12th Doctor for three seasons. Prior to joining Doctor Who, the actress was best known for her work in BBC’s Broadchurch.

Her casting marked a major milestone for fans, who have campaigned for years to have a person who isn’t a white man star in the leading role. Fans have also expressed frustration with women mainly being cast as companions, standing beside the Doctor but never given more responsibility.

BBC America put together a video of fans reacting to the 13th Doctor’s reveal and welcoming Whittaker to the Doctor Who family.

Doctor Who returns for its new season this fall.

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