The Daily Star have quoted Doctor Who Showrunner Chris Chibnall as saying:
“The first story is much more a story of survival for the new Doc.”
“The last we saw of her she was falling through the air above planet Earth so it’s less about gender and more about: ‘How am I going to get out of this?’”
“The gender issue is pretty by-passed.”
“It’s not really a kind of a gender-related story or anything like that.”
The Daily Star also quoted an anonymous source who expressed surprise that a Time Lord falling, or who had possibly fallen, from the sky would not be more concerned with a recent gender switch than her own survival.