“Doctor Who” made history on Christmas Day 2017 when the title Time Lord regenerated into a female form for the first time in the show’s 54-year history. Peter Capaldi spent three seasons as the 12th Doctor, and Jodie Whittaker will be number-13 when her season officially debuts in fall 2018. In anticipation of her arrival BBC has released a new logo for “Doctor Who” What do you think of the new look? See the video above, and checkout the new artwork at the bottom of this post.
The “Doctor Who” redesigns are by creative agency Little Hawk and the sound for the animated logo is by Matthew Herbert. But Whittaker and the logo aren’t the only big changes coming to the sci-fi series next season. Perhaps the biggest will be the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall. He’s taking over from Emmy winner Steven Moffat, who ran the show for five seasons from 2010 to 2017. Before that Russell T. Davies oversaw the show from its relaunch in 2005 until he passed the baton to Moffat five years later.
Chibnall is no stranger to the Whoniverse, having written episodes of “Doctor Who” from 2007-2012, as well as multiple installments of its spin-off “Torchwood” from 2006-2008. He also created the detective series “Broadchurch,” which ran for three seasons with all episodes written or co-written by Chibnall.
“Broadchurch” is where Chibnall and Whittaker first teamed up. She played Beth Latimer, a grieving mother whose son’s murder stuns their small community. That series also starred David Tennant who had played the 10th Doctor, as well as Eve Myles who co-starred in “Torchwood.” So the new season of “Doctor Who” with Chibnall and Whittaker will bring their creative collaborations full-circle.