Jodie Whittaker confirms return for Doctor Who’s series 12
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jodie Whittaker, who is Doctor Who‘s 13th doctor and first ever female time lord, is set to return to the show’s forthcoming twelfth season. The next season will start filming in early 2019.
“I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again,” Whittaker told the outlet. “It’s such an incredible role. It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and I’m not quite ready to hand it over yet.”
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Doctor Who will be having its first ever New’s Year Day episode titled “Who’s Year’s Day” with Wayne Yip set to direct the episode. The special episode is scheduled to debut on January 1, 2019.
For Season 11, Whittaker was 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).