Which is why we're beyond excited that BBC America has finally released the first official trailer for Season 10, premiering Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c. It looks like Pearl Mackie will bring a lot of comedy to the show.
Fans are also treated to a glimpse of the villains the Doctor and Pearl will face, with returns from favourites including the Daleks, the Cybermen and Missy, plus a whole host of new creatures.
Several previous Doctors have come out in support of the idea that the next Doctor is a woman or person of colour - after over 50 years of the role being played by white males. He'll be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall after the conclusion of the 2017 season. And, if you purchase your tickets through Atom Tickets, you will get three free Doctor Who digital comic books from Titan Comics and ComiXology, so that's pretty cool.
Elsewhere, in addition to Michelle Gomez's return as Missy, Season 10 will also feature Jekyll & Hyde star Stephanie Hyam in a minor role. "From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead", said Capaldi in his exit announcement, as reported by BBC.
The upcoming season of Doctor Who is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m. ET on April 15on BBC America.