The bad news is that for the second year in a row, there will not be a ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special. But there is quite a nice trade-off, in that Season 12 will kick off on New Years Day! January 1 happens to fall on a Wednesday, but the show returns to its normal Saturday night time slot just four days later on January 4, which is great, because this season kicks off with a two-part story. Season 11 was unique in that it was composed solely of stand-alone episodes, with no multi-parters.
London’s Daily Mirror reports that the first new episode is “one of the most ambitious ever attempted,” and quoted a BBC source as saying:
“It’s going to be huge. The scale is just epic. No one will be disappointed.”
And, as promised, The BBC has delivered a treat on November 23– the new Season 12 trailer! Check it out below:
It is known that among other threats, The Doctor will face the Cybermen this season. A Christmas Special featuring the Daleks was filmed, but apparently it will air next Christmas. Showrunner Chris Chibnall has promised some other old favorites will return as well.
It is confirmed that Season 12 has been completely shot, but of course, some post-production will be needed on the later episodes. BBC made the announcement via Instagram:
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All three of the 13th Doctor’s companions are returning– Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill). Season 12 will consist of ten episodes. Season 11, the first with Chiball as showrunner and Whitaker as the new (and first female) Doctor, wound up with the highest ratings for the series in ten years.
Are you pumped for the return of ‘Doctor Who’?