Doctor Who New Year’s Day special coming in 2019!
According to Deadline, BBC America is officially starting 2019 with Doctor Who‘s first ever special New Year’s Day episode titled “Who’s Year’s Day.” It has also been revealed that the special episode will include a marathon of all the show’s previous Christmas specials which will air from December 24 at 12 PM ET/PT up until Christmas Day. The Doctor Who New Year’s Day special is scheduled to debut on January 1 and its official synopsis is as follows:
“As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. Will the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) be able to overcome this threat to Planet Earth?”
The episode is directed by Wayne Yip (Preacher) from Christ Chibnall’s script.
For Season 11, Whittaker is joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke. Chris Chibnall takes over as head writer and executive producer from Steven Moffat for the series, which is set to return in the fall of 2018 with ten brand new episodes.
The series began broadcasting on BBC America in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, and is created by Sydney Newman (The Avengers), and Executive Produced by Russell T. Davies (Torchwood), Julie Gardner (Torchwood), Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Phil Collinson (Coronation Street), Piers Wenger (How I Live Now), Beth Willis, Brian Minchin (Wizards vs. Aliens), Caroline Skinner (Our Girl), and Mal Young (Desperate Scousewives).