BBC America has finally announced the release date for the forthcoming thirteenth season of their long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, which has now been titled Doctor Who: Flux. Set as Jodie Whittaker’s final season as the titular Timelord, the series is scheduled to make its return on October 31.
The date announcement also comes with the release of a new Doctor Who Season 13 teaser which you can check out below, featuring the Thirteenth Doctor as she teases the major obstacles she will have to face in the next installment including Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Ravages, and enemies from across the universe.
— Doctor Who on BBC America (@DoctorWho_BBCA) October 9, 2021
Doctor Who currently stars Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, and John Bishop as Dan. The 6-episode thirteenth season is expected to pick up right after the events of the series’ latest holiday episode “Revolution of the Daleks,” which aired earlier this year.
Season 13 will then be followed by three Specials, the first of which will transmit on New Year’s Day 2022, with another later in spring 2022. Jodie’s final feature-length Special, where the Thirteenth Doctor will regenerate, will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.
Doctor Who Season 13 is written and executive produced by Chris Chibnall, who is also serving as the showrunner. He is also expected to exit the series along with Whitaker after Season 13 and the three 2022 specials. He will then be succeeded by returning executive producer and showrunner Russell T. Davies.