Doctor Who Marks Jodie Whittaker & Mandip Gill's Final Filming Day

Team TARDIS members Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yaz), and John Bishop (Dan) will be hitting our screens for a new series unlike any this Doctor has seen before later this month. With Jacob Anderson's (Game of Thrones) Vinder on board & a storyline so massive that it needs all of Series 13 to tell it, Doctor Who: Flux finds our heroes facing off with their greatest threat yet, The Flux. And whatever it is, it's bringing the fight of our heroes' lives to the front doors of the TARDIS. Sontarans! Weeping Angels! Ravagers! And more threats from across time and space- all focused on eliminating the threat of the Doctor once and for all. But after that, the biggest changes will be happening behind the scenes as Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall prepare to depart before Series 14 (with Russell T. Davies returning as showrunner). So with that in mind, the following announcement that Whittaker and Gill have wrapped filming is particularly bittersweet (and leaves us feeling that Bishop's Dan will be the only returning name for Series 14- assuming nothing happens to his character during Whittaker's final run).

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And here's a look back at the tweet officially marking Whittaker and Gill's filming wrap:

And here's a look back at the Doctor's urgent message from earlier this month, followed by an overview of Series 13 previously released by BBC America:

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…

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After Series 13 premieres in the fall, Whittaker and Chibnall will be a part of three feature-length specials in 2022- with the final special also marking the end of Whittaker's run (and we're assuming the introduction of the new Doctor, still unknown as of this writing). The first special will screen on New Year's Day, with the second airing in the spring, the third in fall 2022 as part of the BBC's centenary celebrations. Of course, BCTV has some thoughts about the showrunner search here if you're interested (before Davies was announced).

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"My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life," Whittaker said. "I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories. We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side and pass on the baton together. So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had." Chibnall added: "Jodie and I made a "three series and out" pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast. So now our shift is done, and we're handing back the Tardis keys. Jodie's magnificent, iconic Doctor has exceeded all our high expectations."

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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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