Whittaker is seen in a new promo pic for the show, with the rest of the cast, looking stoic and ready for the next adventure.
She's wearing a tuxedo for a couple reasons. One is that you can't fly through space and time in a dress, and the other is because the show is paying tribute to that other well-dressed hero, James Bond.
@funkfingers wrote, “Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor proving once again that bow ties are cool while slipping in a possible nod to being the next 007.”
There are other new developments for the longstanding franchise besides Whittaker playing the famed Doctor for Season 12, such as a new TARDIS.
There's also a new show runner, Chris Chibnall, who says he knew right away she was perfect for the part:
“She just walked into the room and she was the Doctor."
Whittaker really wanted the job. For her second audition, she sent in video of her defusing a fake bomb.
“I got a shoebox and filled it with iPhone wires and cables and I defused a bomb and I absolutely nailed it,” Whittaker said.
Though it got her the part, she apparently deleted the video right after she sent it because she was embarrassed by it.