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.
Later announcements suggest that it will air in October. Take a look at the image below:
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 65 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.
Here's the full reccuring cast list:
Jodie Whittaker-The Thirteenth doctor
Sharon D Clarke will appear in a number of episodes of the series as a character called Mary. She shall be featured in at least Jamie Child's block of episodes, episodes 1 and 7, which we know will have a strong link to the rest of the series.
Asha Kingsley will play Sonia in either episode 1 or 7 or both.
Gareth Marks will play a police officer in one of the episodes from block 2 (Episodes 2 and 3)
Chris Chibnall (Showrunner)
No other writers for series 11 have been confirmed as of yet. Chris Chibnall is likely to be the only returning writer for the series, and will write episode 1, but it is not yet known which other episodes he will write. An American Style writers room has been rumoured
These are the writers who have confirmed they WON'T be returning for series 11 of the show:
Block One will be directed by Jamie Childs and consists of episodes 1 and 7
Block Two will be directed by Mark Tonderai and consists of episodes 2 and 3
Block Three will be directed by Sallie Aprahamian and consists of episodes x and y
Block Four director to be confirmed
Block Five director to be confirmed
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 a 65 minute 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.
Murray Gold has confirmed he will not be the composer of this series of the show, and the new composer has not been confirmed as of yet.
The BBC revealed we would have 11 hours of content-this could mean that we have longer episodes than we have been told or it could be that this 11 hours contains fan shows, extra or behind the scenes footage.
Filming has taken place in Sheffield and it seems as if this could be the setting of the series and the home of the main companions.
Filming also teases Rosa Parks could make an appearance in one of the episodes directed by Mark Tonderai. The Daleks have not yet been seen on filming however are likely to appear.
No writers, monsters, villains or major guest stars have been announced at this time.
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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