Doctor Who Returns This Spring with "Legend of the Sea Devils"

With today bringing the "Eve of the Daleks" down upon The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill), and Dan (John Bishop), fans were already looking ahead to see what they would learn about the second of Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall's final three specials. After that, Russell T. Davies returns as showrunner with a new Doctor for Series 14, which Davies revealed should be hitting screens in "November 2023". But for now, Whittaker and Chibnall still have some serious time & space to cover and they'll do that this Spring in "Legend of the Sea Devils," featuring the return of one of the Doctor's classic monster.

Doctor Who: Team TARDIS Returns
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Doctor Who: Team TARDIS Returns
Image: BBC
Doctor Who Returns This Spring with "Legend of the Sea Devils"
Image: BBC
Doctor Who Returns This Spring with "Legend of the Sea Devils"
Image: BBC

With Arthur Lee joining the cast as Ji-Hun and Marlowe Chan-Reeves as Ying Ki, here's a look at the first trailer for Doctor Who "Legend of the Sea Devils":

"Legend of the Sea Devils" finds the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) in 19th century China, where a small coastal village is under threat – from both the fearsome pirate queen Madame Ching (Crystal Yu) and a monstrous alien force which she unwittingly unleashes. Will the Doctor, Yaz and Dan emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet?

Joining co-star Gill on Radio 1′s Going Home with Vick and Jordan, Whittaker didn't hesitate to offer her two cents during the "Kids Ask Difficult Things" segment just before Christmas. "If we had the power to choose… I'm going to pick an actress who I think is really exciting and I think would be phenomenal, is Lydia West. If I had the power!" Along with her turn as a series regular on the HBO miniseries Years & Years, West has received a ton of praise and attention for her role as Jill Baxter in Davies' limited series It's A Sin. During the interview, Whittaker also reflected back on her time on the show, saying Doctor Who "is the best job because it's happened at this moment, and no one can ever take these memories away and hopefully I'm still going to be living my best life in a few years to come." But with that said, Whittaker also felt it was time for the show to have a new creative boost. "But I just felt that this show deserves new energy. I don't know if I'm happy with my decision even now, I'm still upset about it," she explained. Here's a look at the full interview:

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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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