Doctor Who Will Return On Halloween For Jodie Whitaker’s Final Turn In Doctor Who: Flux
There has been a lot of Doctor Who news lately surrounding the imminent departure of showrunner Chris Chibnall, and the return of Russell T. Davies to the helm. With Chibnall goes Jodie Whittaker – the first female Doctor in the long history of the series. But amidst all of this, it might be easy to forget that there is still a new season of Doctor Who coming soon. Whittaker’s Doctor is still in the TARDIS, she even has a new companion to join her and Yaz. And now we know that the new season of Doctor Who will air its first episode on October 31, 2021. Happy Halloween Whovians!
Doctor Who: Flux Will Arrive On October 31
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The new season of Doctor Who will be a bit different from the previous seasons helmed by Chibnall. Due to pandemic restrictions, the showrunners had to get a little creative. So instead of a series of anthologized episodes – as is the norm for modern-day Doctor Who – we’ll be getting a serialized story. A new teaser released this week gave us a hint of what to expect from the upcoming season 13, via a video message from the TARDIS.
The season is titled Doctor Who: Flux. What exactly is ‘The Flux’ that is coming, and has the Doctor so rattled? Apparently it involves a whole lot of iconic Doctor Who villains, as Whittaker rattles off a list that includes the Sontarans, Weeping Angels, and a mysterious new race of creatures called ‘The Ravagers.’ The Doctor ominously says that “this will be the fight of our lives.” Color us intrigued.
Joining the Doctor and her companions this season will also be a new recurring character named Vinder, played by Jacob Anderson. Little is known about this character as of yet (and he does not appear in the teaser). Some sources list him as a new companion, but it is unclear how involved he will be in season 13. But we will find out soon, as Doctor Who returns on October 31st.
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