The next season of Doctor Who won’t air until late 2018, but there is already a big anticipation to see the Thirteenth Doctor in action. As you probably know, the next season will be the first one to have a female Doctor portrayed by Jodie Whittaker.
Recently BBC revealed some further details about the next series including members of the supporting cast. Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill are all set to become members of the show’s regular cast. Walsh will star as Graham (rumored to be Doctor’s companion), Cole will play Ryan and Gill will play a character named Yasmin. It was also revealed that the series will start filming in January, and will have ten weeks run with fifty-minute episodes.
“The new Doctor is going to need new friends.” said Chris Chibnall, the show’s new head writer and executive producer. “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.”
The tenth series of Doctor Who, which finished airing in July 2017, was last for both showrunner Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi, who portrayed the Twelfth Doctor. After Capaldi’s announcement that he won’t return to the role of the Doctor, there were rumors that the favorites for the Thirteenth Doctor are Ben Whishaw, Kris Marshall, and Tilda Swinton among others. Eventually, in July 2017, the casting of Jodie Whittaker was announced, with the decision being warmly received by the fans. Whittaker made her first appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor in Christmas special Twice Upon a Time.