After the critical success Doctor Who's latest reinvention, helmed by Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall, fans are champing at the bit to see more of Jodie Whittaker's take on the Doctor. Thankfully, there's more Who on the way. Here's everything we know about new Who's twelfth run.
Production has begun on the next season.
The show's twelfth season started production on January 21, 2019 in Cardiff. "I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again," Whittaker told The Hollywood Reporter back in December. "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."
Showrunner Chris Chibnall seems equally excited. "We’re off again!" he said. "Well, we never actually stopped-as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends have been winning the hearts of families across the nation this autumn, we’ve been busy with a whole new set of action packed adventures for the Thirteenth Doctor."
The doctor's companions will be back.
The BBC promises that Bradley Walsh (Graham), Mandip Gill (Yasmin), and Tosin Cole (Ryan) are all set to return for another season. Chibnall even teased a possible big arc for Yaz at a recent screening. When asked if she'd return to her job as a police officer, Chibnall gave a tantalizing, spoiler-free answer: "That's a really good question. Some of these questions may be answered in the forthcoming series."
Unfortunately, we won't see more Who until 2020.
In late December 2018, BBC Director General Tony Hall revealed that season 12 is slated to land "very early in 2020."