Jodie Whittaker Begins Her Final Season In The Doctor Who: Flux Trailer

By Apeksha Bagchi | 3 weeks ago

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Ever since the iconic BBC show Doctor Who began decades ago, only male actors got to play the titular character. That was until 2018 when actress Jodie Whittaker was cast in the role, making her the first woman to star as the lead. But every good thing comes to an end and so does Whittaker’s stint as the thirteenth Doctor. It is concluding with the upcoming Season 13 of the series, titled Doctor Who: Flux. And judging by the recently released first trailer of the show, it looks like she plans on ending her journey with a big bang in the third and final season of her run as the title star. 

Previously, BBC had debuted a small clip from Doctor Who: Flux, which revealed the premiere date of the upcoming Season 13 on October 31, 2021. But it was also revealed, via Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor talking directly to the viewers, that the big bad this time is The Flux. And along with it, it’s bringing the Sontarans, Weeping Angels, the Ravagers, and “enemies from across the Universe.” From the looks of the brief teaser, it was obvious that even the great Doctor Who and her trusty partners- Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) and new companion Dan Lewis (John Bishop) will be finding it hard to contain and defeat the threat. 

The recently debuted first trailer of Doctor Who Season 13 confirms the same as we see Jodie Whittaker and her friends running away from many explosions, the Doctor falling without any signs of breaking her fall, a sinister green haze covering Earth, and the arrivals of many enemies- the Ood, Sontarans, Weeping Angels, and Cybermen, etc- from across the galaxy. We see an eerie, disfigured character telling the Doctor “our final fight has begun,” hinting that this will indeed be the biggest adventure our titular character has ever been on. Check out the epic trailer below: 

Unlike the past seasons of Doctor Who, Season 13 is being limited to just six episodes because of the coronavirus pandemic which had hampered its production. Also, this led to a big change in the storyline for this season as unlike the standalone episodes we have seen before, this time there will be a single story spanning across the six episodes. As mentioned above, the upcoming season will also mark the end of Jodie Whittaker’s run as Doctor Who. Showrunner Chris Chibnall, who started helming the series in 2018 when Whittaker took over the role, will also be bidding farewell to the BBC drama. Season 14 and beyond will see Russell T. Davies, who aided Doctor Who’s revival back in 2005 and also directed the first four seasons since then, returning to his earlier position as the showrunner. 

Recently Jodie Whittaker penned an emotional note, bidding farewell to the beloved Doctor Who a few weeks before they wrapped up shooting Season 13 in August, and admitted that for her, playing the titular character has been “the best job I have ever had.” As for who will be the next Doctor, there are no clues yet. Whittaker has shared with Metro.co.uk that even though she has filmed her regeneration scene, she has not met the new Doctor on the sets of Season 13.