Doctor Who Season 11 Promises New TARDIS Concept
With filming wrapped, new details of Doctor Who Season 11 are starting to emerge.
When the new Doctor comes along, everything about the character is reborn. When a new showrunner comes along, everything in the show changes from the ground up. This year we have a new lead, Jodie Whittaker, new companions (three of them!), a new sonic screwdriver, and now a new TARDIS design.
It helps that the TARDIS was blown to hell during the regeneration process, a trick that the show also pulled during the transition from Davies to Moffat, necessitating a new set. The show has been keeping their plans under wraps though.
The new trailer, which debuted at SDCC, short as it was, focused on the new companions and Doctor and left the TARDIS off-screen. But then again, with three co-stars, Yaz, Graham, and Ryan, to introduce along with the new title character, which might have been more of an oversight than deliberate.
This week, the show’s concept artist Darren Fereday took to Twitter to hint at the new look.
Just over a year ago, @arwelwjones invited me to secret talks to start thinking about a certain TARDIS. His vision was crazy. It hasn't stopped. It's been the best job I've been on. I totally levelled up on it. Can't thank you enough sir for the adventure! Until the next one
— Darren Fereday (@DarrenFereday) August 6, 2018
Arwel Wyn Jones, for the record, reminded Fereday he was supposed to be keeping this under his hat. So I guess that means leaving out of the trailer wasn’t an oversight after all.
You are most welcome & thanks for all the things & things we can't talk about yet😉
— Arwel Wyn Jones (@arwelwjones) August 6, 2018
Welp, that’s a bit awkward, wouldn’t you say? What exactly they’ve done with the TARDIS we won’t know for a while yet. At a minimum, we might get to see it in the full-length trailer I assume will come with the date announcement. But if the show is working so hard to keep it under wraps, we won’t see it until the premiere. (I have theories as to when that will be.)
Anyone who thinks they’re being cutesy and sexist and suggests the new TARDIS will be feminized, may I remind you the show already did that?
And, by the way, it was gorgeous. We should be so lucky in our new TARDIS design.
Doctor Who Season 11 doesn’t as yet have a release date, but the series is supposedly premiering this coming fall.