The trailer for Doctor Who season 12 promises new adventures and a few old enemies

Picture shows: Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Ryan Sinclair (TOSIN COLE), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Graham O'Brien (BRADLEY WALSH), Grace (SHARON D CLARKE)
Picture shows: Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Ryan Sinclair (TOSIN COLE), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Graham O'Brien (BRADLEY WALSH), Grace (SHARON D CLARKE) /

The first thrilling look at Doctor Who season 12 promises new adventures, old enemies and Jodie Whittaker in a tuxedo.

After what feels like forever – insert that infamous Titanic GIF of Old Rose here – we finally have a trailer for the next season of Doctor Who.

We’ve been waiting for season 12 for a long time. In 2019, we’ve had just one episode of the sci-fi classic, New Year’s Day special “Resolution,” which saw Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteen battle Daleks and then disappear for the rest of the year.

To be fair, Doctor Who itself pretty much disappeared for the rest of the year, as production on season 12 was on virtual lockdown from the first day of filming. A few tidbits of information made it out – we learned the Judoon would be reappearing this season, and just this week, Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry were announced as guest stars. But, yeah, Whovians didn’t have a lot to go on.

Until now.

Now, there’s officially a trailer – real, actual live footage – from season 12. It’s real, it exists and it’ll be on our air sooner than we all probably thought.

The trailer opens with the Doctor – all dressed up with the rest of Team Tardis – introducing herself as though she were James Bond. (Which, you know, definitely not the worst idea in the world?) The clip goes on to feature everything from the promised Judoon to a ghost-like creature passing through the TARDIS doors to something that appears to be a giant robot spider. And, of course, there’s the little problem of the Cybermen returning. Again.

But perhaps most importantly, wow, can Whittaker’s Thirteen pull off a tuxedo. We are Here. For. This.

Watch for yourselves below:

Unfortunately, however, there’s still no firm airdate for when we can expect Team TARDIS to return to our screens. Many Whovians are still hoping for a surprise announcement of another New Year’s Day special, but the clip above only promises that the new season will debut in “early 2020”.

January 1 is technically early 2020, right? A girl can dream.

At any rate, at least we won’t have too much longer to wait before the Doctor is , once again, in.

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What do you want to see in the new season of Doctor Who? Are you excited for Jodie Whittaker’s return?