After a frankly bizarre stunt in which all of the show's social media channels disappeared for a day (or are we being generous in assuming it was a stunt and not an accidentally unpulled plug?), the BBC have finally given us some solid information on the upcoming Series 13 of Doctor Who, a six-part story now known to be titled Flux.
This series will begin on BBC One on Sunday 31st October, and it’s safe to assume it will continue over the following five Sundays. A video posted to the show’s now-regenerated Twitter account sees the Doctor warning us of the approaching ‘Flux’, a danger bringing with it a bunch of monsters. This includes the Sontarans and Weeping Angels, long rumoured but now confirmed to be returning, as well as new villains named Ravagers.
The series will see Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and Mandip Gill’s Yaz joined in the TARDIS by newcomer Dan, played by comedian John Bishop. After this, the Thirteenth Doctor will appear in three more specials across 2022, which will be a farewell tour for Whittaker and lead writer Chris Chibnall. Chibnall is set to be replaced by the returning Russell T Davies from 2023.