"Doctor Who" Showrunner Chris Chibnall Promises "Revolution of the Daleks" Will Have "Thrills, Laughter, Tears"

So we're guessing that a lot of people out there in "social media land" have some thoughts on the Doctor Who Series 12 finale "The Timeless Children" – Bleeding Cool's resident Doctor Who expert Rich Johnston sure did. From his thoughts on both the episode overall and how the Doctor's history has been rewritten to how "Brain of Morbius" comes into play, there's a lot that needs to still be unpacked.

Thankfully, viewers won't have to wait long for the Doctor's return, with Jodie Whittaker set to reunite with companions Ryan, Yaz and Graham (Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, and Bradley Walsh) for "thrills, laughter and tears" as they face off against her second deadliest enemy in "Revolution of the Daleks" (expected late 2020/early 2021, holiday season).

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Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Sacha Dhawan as The Master – Doctor Who _ Season 12, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: James Pardon/BBC Studios/BBC America

While the Doctor was left in a very precarious situation by the time the credits rolled on the season finale (spoilers!), showrunner Chris Chibnall promises that the Doctor will find a way out of "captive audience" status and that "Team TARDIS" will be there to take on Daleks one more time:

"We can't leave the Doctor there! On that cliffhanger! Well, we did. But rest assured, the Doctor and her friends will be back for a one-off extended Special around Christmas and New Year. (I don't know when they're going to put it on yet, otherwise we'd tell you!). There will be Daleks. There will be exterminations. Thrills, laughter, tears. You know. The usual. See you at the end of the year."

In what should come as no surprise, we still don't know the details on the Daleks' return or if previous reports of different models of Dalek signify a greater civil war between the various Dalek "upgrades" (based on the special's title and public set reports).

But for now? Let Sacha Dhawan take you behind the scenes and into the planning stages to show you what went into preparing for his role as the latest version of the Doctor's deadliest enemy (we told you), the Master:

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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 on board as staff in 2017.

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