Followers have been ready since New 12 months’s Day for any details about the upcoming sequence of Physician Who. The 2021 San Diego Comedian-Con panel on the BBC stalwart delivered, giving us new particulars about sequence 13, together with a warning to arrange for cliffhangers. Whereas no official premiere date was introduced, we all know new Who is coming “later this yr” which is sweet information.
The most important reveal comes from showrunner Chris Chibnall, who introduced the sequence will probably be one serialized story, with every episode serving as a chapter in a bigger complete. “It’s positively probably the most formidable factor we’ve performed since we’ve been on the sequence,” Chibnall stated concerning the change in format.
A sequence of Physician Who largely consists of standalone episodes with occasional two-parters which might be in any other case faraway from any bigger central arc. Showrunner Russel T. Davies performed an extended recreation with the Grasp (John Simms), seeding his story into a number of episodes over a number of seasons culminating in “The Finish of Time” two-parter. His successor, Steven Moffat, additionally leaned towards the status TV mode by constructing every season round a central theme like cracks in time or the unattainable woman, the Eleventh Physician’s investigation into companion Clara Oswald. However sequence 13 would be the first time episodes are actually serialized, and telling one cohesive story.
Sequence 13 will choose up after the Physician (Jodie Whitaker) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) have been touring for a while. The pair will meet Dan Lewis (John Bishop) throughout one in every of their adventures. The Physician Who New 12 months’s episode, “Revolution of the Daleks” was the swan track for 2 of the Thirteenth Physician’s three unique companions, Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh), however in a post-episode stinger, followers have been launched to Dan. Little info was given concerning the new addition — a undeniable fact that hasn’t modified after the panel. He’ll play a pivotal position within the sequence, however followers nonetheless know virtually nothing about him.
Chibnall didn’t give a lot away concerning the main narrative determination, however stated we are able to count on extra new faces. “We now have a variety of superb visitor actors becoming a member of us throughout the sequence and fairly a couple of of them recur throughout a number of episodes, which may be very uncommon for this present.” One such character is Vinder, performed by Jacob Anderson aka Raleigh Ritchie, who’s most likely greatest recognized for taking part in Gray Worm on Sport of Thrones. Anderson beforehand labored with Chibnall and Whitaker on Broadchurch. Anderson was the “very particular shock visitor” BBC promised within the lead-up to the panel.
“He makes you root for him, and he breaks your coronary heart … he’s obtained the entire vary” Says Chibnall, on casting Anderson.
The forged was notoriously tight-lipped about what else to count on, however Anderson gave just a little bit away, by describing his expertise on set. “Not solely did I get to go on the TARDIS … however I’ve obtained my very own ship. My very own ship has a world of buttons and levers and switches that you might really press.” Bishop additionally refers to him as an “motion star” which provides us some concept of what we are able to count on from the character. To not point out this costume.
Chibnall’s period has been quick on basic monsters, aside from the Daleks, who appeared in each vacation specials, and the Cybermen. However that seems to be altering. Jodie says she’s “excited for our superb whovians to see some unbelievable interactions with outdated monsters.”