In news that will delight a bunch of Whovians, Jodie Whittaker will be returning for Doctor Who season 12.
Whittaker, who is our first-ever female Time Lord, made her debut in the role earlier this year. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend, the 13th Doctor confirmed she will be back.
“I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again,” she told THR. “It’s such an incredible role. It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and I’m not quite ready to hand it over yet.”
Whittaker’s Doctor didn’t come without backlash but for the most part, fans were thrilled with her appointment and the ratings proved that. The Woman Who Fell To Earth – the premiere episode of season 11 – is now the franchise’s highest season debut ever.
According to British TV ratings organisation, Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB), episode one of season 11 racked up 10.9 million viewers across all devices – including PCs, phones, and tablets – in the UK.
Not bloody bad.
The previous record had been set by Christopher Eccleston‘s Time Lord way back in 2005, when the series had just returned after a brief hiatus.
As for season 12’s release date – well unfortunately we won’t be seeing it until 2020. However, the BBC did confirm work on the next season has already begun.
In the meantime, there is the Doctor Who New Year’s Special which means 2019 won’t entirely be void of the series.
Catch the trailer below.
You can watch the 11th season of Doctor Who on ABC iView, HERE.
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