Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker has no doubt been busy traveling across the universe getting ready for her turn in the Tardis as the first female lead of ‘Doctor Who.’ However, she will be spending next month in San Diego to appear on a ‘Doctor Who’ panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

This will be Whittaker’s first time at the Con, and she will be joined by new ‘Who’ cast members Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, showrunner Chris Chibnall, and executive producer Matt Strevens. The panel will be hosted by Chris Hardwick.

Whittaker made history last year as she became the first ever female incarnation of the iconic Doctor. She made her debut as the Thirteenth Doctor on last year’s Christmas episode of ‘Doctor Who,’ when Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor regenerated. This has been a ‘Who’ tradition to get new actors in the role since William Hartnell’s first Doctor regenerated into Patrick Troughton’s 2nd in 1966.

Whittaker has spoken about her excitement to play the role, saying:

“It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor.  It means remembering everyone I used to be while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait. It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.”

The new season of ‘Doctor Who’ premieres this fall on BBC America.