Jodie Whittaker has confirmed that she will back to play the lead role for Doctor Who Series Twelve.

In truth, it would have been more shocking if she wasn’t returning, but it’s nice all the same to have it confirmed. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Whittaker revealed that she would be staying on the iconic hero for another season of Doctor Who. This will be Series 12 since the show returned in 2005, and the thirty-eighth season overall.

“I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again,” said Whittaker. “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.”

It seems likely BBC Studios will wish to keep as much of the current creative team intact as possible. After all, so far this season has averaged 8.3m viewers an episode in consolidated viewing figures – the highest the show has ever gotten since its revival. However, there is still no confirmation on which, if any of Whittaker’s co-stars will be joining her in the TARDIS in Series 12. Blogtor Who will keep up updated as new details emerge.


Doctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 10 - The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
Doctor Who – Series 11 – Episode 10 – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos -: Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Yaz (MANDIP GILL), Ryan (TOSIN COLE)

The adventure continues…

Doctor Who concludes this Sunday at 6.30pm GMT on BBC One and at 8pm EST on BBC America with The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos by Chris Chibnall. For further broadcast times in your region, check local listings. Series 11 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien) and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair).

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos guest stars Mark Addy (Paltraki), Phyllis Logan (Andinio), and Percelle Ascott (Delph) and is directed by Jamie Childs.

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux?

The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.


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