Doctor Who: Flux will cross time and space to uncover the mystery of the Flux. But with the official synopsis we now know a little more about what’s in store

The BBC have released new details of Doctor Who Series 13, a week ahead of its arrival on our screens. As we already knew, Flux will be one epic six part story. But now we have the official synopsis of the story that promises to be the Thirteenth Doctor’s biggest adventure yet.

It confirms that the historical war seen in the trailer in the Crimean. It also gives us the name of the alien planet we also saw – Atropos. Meanwhile, quotes from showrunner Chris Chibnall appear to confirm that the Ravagers previously mentioned are the pair of crystal skulled aliens from the trailer. He also reveals that they’re aliens from another universe entirely. In fact he describes them as “a couple of characters who we meet who are creatures of another dimension who have a history with the Doctor – but I even think with this I am giving too much away!”

Considering last series’ huge revelations about the Doctor herself, could it be that the Ravagers have knowledge of her from before she was a Time Lord? Could they even hold the key to her finding out where she really came from? With Jodie Whittaker also describing Flux as “a selfdiscovery rollercoaster” it’s entirely possible…


The Swarm are set to be major villains in Flux (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: James Pardon Doctor Who Series 13 Sam Spruell
The Ravagers are set to be major villains in Flux (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon

Series Synopsis – Doctor Who: Flux

Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop and Jacob Anderson star in an epic six-part adventure which will take the Doctor and her friends to the edge of the universe and beyond, in a battle for survival. Packed with action, humour, terrifying new villains and iconic returning monsters such as the Sontarans and the Weeping Angels, the new series of Doctor Who tells one story across a vast canvas. It features a host of acclaimed British acting talent including Rochenda Sandall, Annabel Scholey, Craig Parkinson, Kevin McNally, Sam Spruell, Robert Bathurst, Steve Oram and Thaddea Graham. From Liverpool to the depths of space, via the Crimean war and a planet named Atropos which shouldn’t even exist, fighting old foes and new creatures from beyond our dimension, the Doctor and company face a race against (and through!) time to uncover a universe-spanning mystery: what is the Flux?


Doctor Who - Series 13 - The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: Zoe McConnell Flux
Doctor Who – Series 13 – The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Zoe McConnell

Doctor Who returns Sunday the 31st of October with Flux: Chapter One – The Halloween Apocalypse on BBC One at 6.25pm and on BBC America at 2.25pm ET

A universe-spanning adventure in space and time starring Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop. On Halloween, all across the universe, terrifying forces are stirring. From the Arctic Circle to deep space, an ancient evil is breaking free. And in present day Liverpool, the life of Dan Lewis is about to change forever. Why is the Doctor on the trail of the fearsome Karvanista? And what is the Flux?



  1. I can’t wait for this episode. So surprising the first episode of the new season is happening on Hallowe’en.


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