This has been a pretty significant week for Doctor Who. The season 11 premiere of the BBC series managed to get off to a great start in the ratings, and because of that, it seems almost like there is more life in the franchise than ever before. We do expect slight declines in the weeks to come, but even if that happens, it’s hard to be upset with the performance so far. After all, isn’t this a great way to kick off the series’ run?
For new star Jodie Whittaker, to call all of the success gratifying seems to be somewhat of an understatement. Speaking in a new interview on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast program (via the Radio Times), the actress spelled out some of why she is so excited about the strong start for the show:
“It’s been really exciting, just because of the whole thing of the show and me finding out I’d got it before anyone else knew,” she said. “There’s been probably an 18 month period building up to it being seen by the fans.”
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Whittaker also made it clear that a big part of her satisfaction at the moment as to do with just how many new fans have been brought in to the series:
“[When you think about] the amount of people that have seen it, it has potentially brought on new fans as well … When you spend nine months grafting on something with the most extraordinary ensemble of cast and crew, and you put all this hard work in, you do really want it to be seen [by a large audience].”
Now, it’s all about keeping this audience and hopefully also reaching new people along the way. Hopefully, Whittaker wins over even some of the dissenters more and more as the season goes on.
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