Doctor Who Cast's "Trick or Treat" Challenge; Whittaker on Halloween

With only a day to go until The Flux begins its Series 13-long plan to take down Jodie Whittaker's Doctor, Mandip Gill's Yaz, and John Bishop's newcomer Dan in the BBC's Doctor Who: Flux, now seems as good of a time as any to take a breather and have a little fun before a wave of Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Cybermen, and more comes crashing down on Team TARDIS. And with this weekend being Halloween, it seems only right to have Whittaker, Gill & Bishop run through their paces in a holiday-related challenge before Whittaker opens up about her thoughts on the holiday.

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Doctor Who _ Season 13 – Photo Credit: James Pardon/BBC Studios/BBC America

First up, the trio competes in a "Halloween Trick or Treat Challenge" where each of them tries to catch as many sweets as possible before time end. Here's a look at how it all went down (and see if Gill has an argument to make against Bishop):

Next up, Whittaker gets run through a gauntlet of Halloween-related questions, from what trick she would pull on Gill and her favorite costume to the worst holiday season trick ever pulled on her- take a look:

Here's a look at Dan in action on what will be a life-altering Halloween for him (and probably the universe) as Doctor Who: Flux gets ready to roll this weekend with a sneak preview of what viewers can expect from the series opener:

Now here's a look back at the official trailer, with the BBC's Doctor Who: Flux premiering on October 31st:

She's back. The Thirteenth Doctor is returning for the thirteenth series in what is set to be a six-part Event Serial. Since their last epic battle in "Revolution of the Daleks," the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) have been exploring the universe together but with the Doctor now questioning everything about her past there, she will undoubtedly be searching for answers. This adrenalin-fueled; universe-spanning series will also see an addition to the TARDIS with actor and comedian John Bishop joining the cast as Dan Lewis who will quickly learn there's more to the Universe than he could ever believe. Jacob Anderson ("Game of Thrones," "Broadchurch") is also set to make his debut on Doctor Who as reoccurring character Vinder. Jacob's new role will see him join forces with the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan as the Doctor faces her biggest ever adventure. Series 13 is set to introduce some terrifying new adversaries and the return of truly iconic old enemies. Expect action, fun, scares, extraordinary new worlds as the Doctor and her friends confront a deadly evil…

Doctor Who: Flux Trailer - Team TARDIS Faces Mixed Bag of Big Bads
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Joining Jacob Anderson's (Game of Thrones) Vinder in the cast are Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Downton Abbey), Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars, Us), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal, World On Fire), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Designated Survivor, Downton Abbey), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Intergalactic, The English Game), Sara Powell (Unforgotten, Damned), Annabel Scholey (The Split, Britannia), Gerald Kyd (Cold Feet, Britannia), Penelope Ann McGhie (The Crown, Harry Potter), Rochenda Sandall (Line Of Duty), and Sam Spruell (The North Water).

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Doctor Who _ Season 13 – Photo Credit: Ben Blackall/BBC Studios/BBC America

In addition, Craige Els (Ripper Street), Steve Oram (The End of the F-ing World), Nadia Albina (The One), Jonathan Watson (Two Doors Down), Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street), and Paul Broughton (Clink, Brookside) also star. Showrunner Chris Chibnall penned all six episodes, with Maxine Alderton (Series 12 "The Haunting of Villa Diodati") co-writing Episode 4 with Chibnall. Jamie Magnus Stone (Series 12 "Spyfall: Part One" & "Ascension of the Cybermen" / "The Timeless Children") directed episodes one, two & four; with Azhur Saleem (Amazon & Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys adaptation) directing the remaining three.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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