Welcome to our guide to the brand new season of doctor who, coming around next Autumn on BBC one. But now we have a guide which can be updated through the year. Note this may contain moderate spoilers and is not completed.
Last updated: 23/10/17
Confirmed for Autumn 2018, however the official airdate has not actually been announced.
The format has been confirmed as 10 episodes which each last for a length of 50 minutes, instead of the rumoured hour length, however the season opener will total to the 60 minute length.
Jodie Whittaker will play the thirteenth doctor who will make her debut in series 11. She will be the first female in the part.
She will be joined by a crowded TARDIS team.
These will be the previously rumoured Bradley Walsh who will play Graham (He is known for his roles in gameshow the chase and soap Corination street, as well as appearing in Doctor Who spin off show, the Sarah Jane Adventures)
Also joining them are Ryan, played by Tosin Cole and Yasmine who is played by Mandeep Gill.
“The new Doctor is going to need new friends,” showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”
Jodie Whittaker said: “I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!”
Bradley Walsh added: “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Mandip Gill said: “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”
Tosin Cole said: “I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”
Sharon D Clarke will appear in a returning/recurring role in series 11, however the character name or promo image for the character or actor has not been released at the time of this article being published.
Asha Kingsley will play Sonia in either episode 1 or 7 or both.
Chris Chibnall (Showrunners)
Jamie Childs will be directing episodes 1 and 7 of the series.
Jodie Whittaker's first appearance as the Doctor as well as the first appearances for Graham, Yasmin and Ryan. Plus, it is likely that Sharon D Clarke's character will debut for the first time.
The episode is likely to be written by incoming show runner Chris Chibnall.
It will be an hour long episode, making a change from the usual 50 minute episodes that the rest of series 11 will feature.
More details on monsters and cast will be featured in the coming months when filming begins on the episode.
Jamie Childs will be directing block one of the series, which has been confirmed as the first and the seventh episodes of season 11.
Asha Kingsley will make an appearance as Sonia in one of the episodes in Block One, but probably the season opener.
Any other information
Chris Chibnall will become the showrunner from series 11 and from the foreseeable future after this. It has been rumoured he could take an American writers room approach to the new series and/or he could make the show a serialised drama.
We are unsure at the time if the traditional Christmas special will continue. It is likely that it will, but we are also unsure if it will be included in the ten episode run of the series.
No writers, directors, monsters, villains or guest stars have been announced at this time.
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