BBC bosses have revealed that Jodie Whittaker’s first episode of Doctor Who is titled The Woman Who Fell to Earth and will debut on Sunday 7 October.
The series will then continue weekly each Sunday, the first time the show has regularly aired in a Sunday slot.
Chris Chibnall, the new Doctor Who showrunner and writer of the opening episode, said: “New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights – and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting.
“Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits).
“The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.”
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, added: “With Chris Chibnall at the helm and Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the new Doctor we are heralding a brand new era for the show and so it feels only right to give it a new home on Sunday nights at the heart of BBC One’s Autumn schedule. ”