Doctor Who season 13 won’t be seeing a new Doctor in the role, as current Doctor Jodie Whittaker confirmed recently that she would return for season 13.
We may not know how season 12 of Doctor Who ends, but we do know that Jodie Whittaker will be back in season 13 as the Doctor.
The star told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that, “Yes, I’m doing another season. That might be a massive exclusive that I’m not supposed to say, but it’s unhelpful for me to say [I don’t know] because it would be a massive lie! I absolutely adore it. At some point, these shoes are going to be handed on, but it’s not yet. I’m clinging on tight!”
The show is currently in the midst of season 12, with the fifth episode, “Fugitive of Judoon,” scheduled to air this Sunday on January 26.
Though the newest iteration of the series initially moved away from a reliance on old villains, a special episode last year included the Daleks, a race of robots who are overly fond of genocide, and this season’s New Year’s Day premiere included Sacha Dhawan’s the Master, the Doctor’s long-time arch-nemesis who likewise regenerates periodically throughout time.
Later this season, the Doctor and her human companions will also face off against the Cybermen, another of the Doctor’s famous foes, these ones who encase victims in metallic suits and force them to join their ranks.
Jodie Whittaker took over the mantle last season, making show history by being the first female Doctor in the show’s 50-plus year history. Along with Whittaker, season 11 of the show likewise introduced a brand-new cast of companions that included Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, and a new head writer/executive producer in Chris Chibnall, who took over from Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who airs every Sunday night on BBC America at 8/7c.