Jodie Whittaker’s tenure as The Doctor is coming to a close in 2022, with this coming season being her last full run on Doctor Who. The 13th season is a notable departure in a number of aspects, having been fully produced during the pandemic and being an entirely serialized story.
A teaser earlier this month promised that a threat known only as “the flux” was on its way. Now we have a better idea of just what that is.
This season of Doctor Who runs for six serialized episodes, which this teaser characterizes as “chapters,” and despite that brevity, showrunner Chris Chibnall noted that it’s “the most ambitious thing we’ve done since we’ve been on the series.”
It certainly looks like it: we’ve got glimpses of the Sontarans, the Ood, the Weeping Angels, and Cybermen here, as well as what looks like some massive battles, plenty of glimpses of Jacob Anderson’s new character Vinder, and quite a bit more. It looks like a lot to pack into six episodes, but it seems like it’ll be quite the thrill-ride.
Whittaker and Chibnall will mark the end of their run in 2022 with two specials meant to tie everything up and pave the way for the next Doctor. Following that, Russell T. Davies will return to the show to mark its 60th anniversary in 2023, followed by a new season.
Season 13, Doctor Who: Flux will debut on BBC and BBC America on October 31st.