Premiere date announced for Doctor Who season 12
The first of a two-part episode will kick off the series on Wednesday 1st January.
The 12th season of Doctor Who will premiere on Wednesday 1st January, the BBC has announced.
The second outing for Jode Whittaker’s Time Lord will open with a special two-part episode entitled Spyfall.
Whilst those involved have been quite secretive about its plot, they’ve promised a “an epic action-packed roller coaster for everyone” which will feature classic enemies The Cyberman.
This season will once again consist of ten episodes, of all which were written by current showrunner Chris Chibnall.
All of the subsequent episodes after the New Year’s Day premiere will air on Sundays as usual.
Co-stars Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill and The Chase presenter Bradley Walsh are all also set to return as The Doctor’s companions Ryan, Yaz and Graham respectively.
Guest stars confirmed for this season include comedian Lenny Henry, Stephen Fry, Robert Glenister, Goran Višnjić.
“It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who,” said Henry of his appearance.
“The nearest I have been to the Tardis was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in The Lenny Henry Show, so as a life-long Doctor Who fan this is a very special moment for me."