Renewed: Doctor Who

Doctor Who has been renewed for a 12th (modern) season with Jodi Whittaker returning.

But the series will not return until 2020.

“We’re off again! Well we never actually stopped,” showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement. “As Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends have been winning the hearts of families across the nation this autumn, we’ve been busy with a whole new set of action packed adventures for the 13th Doctor.”

Chibnall also confirmed that Whittaker’s three companions would also be returning, adding: “We adore making this show and have been blown away by the response from audiences, so we can’t wait to bring more scares, more monsters and more Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole to BBC One. Brilliant!”

A festive special will screen on January 2 on ABC.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. First Yay for another series, just a shame we have such a long wait for more. I do hope why have a xMas/New Year special in a year, maybe NYD 2020? I did like we got all new monsters in S11 but I really hope we get some old favs in S12.

      • They have a made a series every year except for 2009 when they took a year of because of Moffat and Gatiss’s commitments and 6 months off in 2016. S12 was announced by the production company as being in production for 2019 6 weeks ago. Then nothing was heard and rumours of problems with writing and Whittaker leaving began circulating. 3 Days ago the BBC put out tweet saying it would be delayed till 2020 and Whittaker was staying. They are taking some unstated amount time off now, hopefully to fix things.

    • In fairness Jodie Whittaker did have a tough job ahead of her especially if the BBC wanted to make the show more appealing to an international market especially in the USA, if that is the case it may have been a better idea to have found an actress with a Mid Atlantic accent rather than coming from Yorkshire, the American’s are notorious for not understanding accents and will want subtitles.

    • According to my YouTube feed apparently I am interested in high performance tires (I can’t drive), and support Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (I freakin’ won’t!)

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