The BBC has released the new trailer for the 13th series of Doctor Who, also known as Doctor Who Flux.
Decorated throughout with the Thirteenth Doctor’s signature rainbows, the latest trailer expands on the original teaser, depicting the new-look Sontarans, the new companion Dan, Cybermen, Ood, and maybe a Weeping Angel (don’t blink.) There is also a new baddie called Karvanista.
The BBC has also confirmed that a host of guest stars will be starring in Doctor Who Flux, including Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey), Kevin McNally (The Twin Dilemma, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Penelope Ann McGhie (The Crown, Harry Potter.) See the full list here.
In recent weeks, fans have been following the publicity machine for Doctor Who Flux, getting involved in a campaign which has included the solving of cryptic clues scattered throughout time and space, speculating over the complete removal of Doctor Who‘s social media channels, and even calling special phone numbers to try and locate the Doctor.
The new series of Doctor Who is shorter than usual at six, hour-long episodes, but it’s actually set to be one of the longest single adventures in the series’ history. For the first time since 1986, the season will be all one story, falling under the umbrella of Doctor Who Flux. Moreover, every episode in the series has been written by showrunner Chris Chibnall, with the exception of episode four, which has been co-written with Maxine Alderton, who also wrote Series 12’s ‘The Haunting of Villa Diodati.’
Doctor Who Flux will also be the first Thirteenth Doctor series without regular companions Graham and Ryan, although it will introduce a new companion in the shape of Dan Lewis (played by actor and comedian John Bishop) as well as Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson, who will play the gun-slinging Vinder.
Doctor Who Flux is also significant in that it is the last full season to star Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. After this, Whittaker will star in three more specials which will air in 2022, regenerating at the end of the final episode. This will coincide with the BBC’s centenary celebrations, and indeed Whittaker has already filmed her regeneration scene, even though the identity of the Fourteenth Doctor has yet to be revealed. Apparently, they were not present when Whittaker filmed her final moments.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy six weeks of Doctor Who Flux, with the first episode arriving on the 31st October 2021. Are you excited to see the Sontarans and the Weeping Angels again? And what else are you looking forward to about Doctor Who Series 13? Let me know in the comments below.
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