Jodie Whittaker’s final season gets trailer, premiere date, new title
Doctor Who announces the date and title of the Season 13 premiere with a new trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s latest outing as Doctor.
Doctor Who released the final season 13 teaser with a premiere date and a new title for Jodie Whittaker’s final season as The Doctor.
The teaser, posted on BBC America’s official YouTube channel, acts as a transmission from Whittaker’s Doctor, in which she warns viewers that “the Flux is coming”, bringing with it a host of classics. Doctor Who villains, including Sontarans, Weeping Angels, “creatures known as Ravagers and enemies of all the universe,” warns the Doctor. Season 13 will be titled Flux and premieres October 31 on BBC America.
Whittaker, who was created as the 13th Doctorate in 2018, has announced that she will hand over the keys to the TARDIS in 2022 alongside current showrunner Chris Chibnall. After three seasons, Chibnall and Whittaker will leave the series with a trio of specials to air in the fall of 2022, which the BBC has described as an “epic blockbuster event”.
“In 2017, I opened my beautiful size 13 shoe gift box,” Whittaker said when announcing his departure. “I couldn’t have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I had to see there. My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team that does it, for the fans who watch it and for what he brought to my life. “
After the departure of Chibnall and Whittaker, Russell T. Davies will return to the series in 2023. Davies, who relaunched the BBC’s cult sci-fi series in 2005, was the showrunner for Doctor Who for four years before handing the reins to Steven Moffat in 2009. It was recently announced that Davies will finally return to TARDIS as showrunner in 2023 to celebrate Doctor Who‘s 60th birthday and will take over from Chibnall.
Chibnall previously said in a statement that he and Whittaker, who has played the 13th Doctor since 2018, “made a pact” of three and more series “at the start of this once in a lifetime explosion.” Chibnall became the showrunner of Doctor Who Also in 2018, the same year, Whittaker made her television debut as the first female doctor. Reports of Whittaker’s impending departure began to circulate in January 2021.
Season 13 will see Mandip Gill return as the companion of Doctor Yasmin Khan, who will be joined by a new companion, Dan, played by John Bishop. Jacob Anderson will also join the cast playing a new character named Vinder. Series 13 began filming in November 2020 after delays related to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Doctor Who Series 13 will air on BBC in the UK and BBC America in the US on October 31.
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