Just in time for Halloween, Season 13 of Doctor Who is set to premiere on 31 October and is oddly subtitled Doctor Who: Flux.
The new season will be Jodie Whittaker’s last, followed by three Specials, the first will be released on New Year’s Day 2022, the other will be coming in spring 2022, and in autumn 2022 we will get Jodie’s final feature-length Special, where the Thirteenth Doctor will regenerate. Speculation as to who will be the new Doctor is ongoing.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall is also leaving the series and former showrunner Russell T Davies will be taking his place.
Along with the airdate, BBC released a new trailer for the series. Watch it below.
The Doctor will have two new companions in addition to Yaz (Mandip Gill) in the new season. John Bishop will play Dan Lewis and Game of Thrones actor Jacob Anderson will play futuristic new ally, Vinder.
This 13th series of Doctor Who has a subtitle, showing that for the first time since the 2005 revival this will be one connected story playing out over six weeks. Doctor Who: Flux is an indication that this much shorter series is something different from what we would usually get from the series.
In the teaser trailer, the Doctor says: “The flux is coming. It’s bringing with it the Sontaran’s, Weeping Angels, creatures known as the ravages. And enemies from across the universe. This is the fight of our lives.”
Sounds like the Doctor and her companions have their hands full and that the six episodes will see many old enemies returning.
In response to the new image of the Doctor, fans are theorising that flux could be hinting at some wonky timelines or the possibility of a multiverse.
— Spooky 13th (@13th_Doctor_off) October 9, 2021
If you’ve watched Timeless Children then you know what about the Doctor’s real backstory and that she is from an unknown dimension. Will the Doctor go in search of her past? Could we be in for some extraordinary wibbly wobbly, timey wimey shenanigans? Roll on Halloween!