Peter Capaldi will end his run as the twelfth Doctor in this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special, leaving the TARDIS door open for actress Jodie Whittaker to become the Thirteenth Doctor in the series.
Whittaker's milestone debut as the first female Doctor is a much-anticipated event, and BBC is beginning to hype the new transformation with an official first-look image of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor!
Check out the official photo below, along with some bonus material, courtesy of the Doctor Who fandom!
Meet the new Doctor
Clearly, Whittaker and the Doctor Who showrunners are embracing change! The Doctor has never looked quite this free-spirited, with the yellow suspenders, turquoise pants, and rainbow-striped gray shirt adding a colorful vitality to the character. The multiple earrings are just icing on the cake.
If Matt Smith created an androgynous alien hipster vibe with his Doctor, Whittaker looks to be creating a more ethereal spirit type - and as you can see below, a lot of fans are instantly embracing the new era!
Who Is She
Who is she. pic.twitter.com/sUqeyqrxhS— Stephen Byrne (@StephenByrne86) November 9, 2017
This piece of artwork by comic book artist Stephen Byrne (Justice League Power Rangers) is just the first of what is going to no doubt be a flood of fan art celebrating the Thirteenth Doctor.
Whittaker will take over as the series lead in season 11, which will also be the debut of new series showrunner Chris Chibnall, one of the main writers on the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood.
The Doctor Who Christmas Special "Twice Upon a Time" airs December 25, 2017, on BBC America. Theatrical tickets for the Christmas Special are also now on sale.