The latest season of the BBC’s long-running classic sci-fi series Doctor Who is almost upon us, and we’re learning more and more about what the current Doctor has in store for her.
Beginning way back in 1963, Doctor Who is currently listed as the longest-running sci-fi show in history.
Doctor Who’s first episode was billed as “a new Saturday afternoon television series of adventures in time and space”. While the scheduling time may have changed, the description certainly still holds true.
Some of the earliest episodes are purported to be missing from the BBC Archives.
While the show eventually came off the air in 1989, it was revived by Russel T Davis and BBC Cymru Wales in 2005, starring Christopher Ecclestone and Billie Piper.
Stepping into the shoes of previous doctors David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker became the first-ever female Doctor in 2017.
The Doctor Who season 13 trailer was revealed at a virtual panel event for Comic Con@Home in July.
What will happen in Doctor Who season 13?
Season 13 is set to be one of the Doctor’s most dramatic adventures yet, promising stories with adversaries both old and new, with scenes believed to feature Daleks having been filmed in Bristol.
While the teaser gives little away, the current official synopsis tells us that “Since their last epic battle in Revolution of the Daleks, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) have been exploring the universe together but with the Doctor now questioning everything about her past there she will undoubtedly be searching for answers.
“Series 13 is set to introduce some terrifying new adversaries and the return of truly iconic old enemies. Expect action, fun, scares, extraordinary new worlds as the Doctor and her friends confront a deadly evil…”
Actor/Comedian John Bishop will also be joining Team TARDIS as a new companion, Dan Lewis, and Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson will also have a recurring role across multiple episodes.
When asked to describe the new season in one word at Comic-Con, Bishop chose “inspirational” while Whittaker went with “mysterious” and Gill used “riveting”.
Interestingly, showrunner exec producer Chris Chibnall went with “swarm”, potentially hinting at the new plot’s direction.
Both Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker are confirmed to be leaving the show at the end of season 13, leaving many Whovians wondering what events will lead up to the Doctor’s regeneration.
When is the Doctor Who season 13 release date?
Doctor Who season 13 will be eight episodes, with the first six airing this autumn. Two specials will follow it in 2022.
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