Mandip Gill, who plays police officer and companion Yasmin Khan on “Doctor Who,” posed with Jodie Whittaker for a photo to announce that the show has finished filming Season 13. The upcoming season, Whittaker’s third, is confirmed to be her last (via Doctor Who: Flux on Twitter). Her inclusion in the photo is leading fans to speculate that Gill will depart as well.
Russel T. Davies, who helmed the rebooted “Doctor Who” from its first season in 2005 until its fourth in 2007, will return to replace Chris Chibnall as showrunner, and is expected to cast a new Doctor. As the third showrunner of “new-Who,” Chibnall brought an emphasis on diversity and compassion to his seasons of the longest-running sci-fi show in history. His episodes typically featured visits to important historical moments from the past, especially those that defined a struggle for the liberation of marginalized groups.
Chibnall and Whittaker’s final season, fully titled, “Doctor Who: Flux,” has fans hyped with the promise of a unique storytelling structure never before seen on the show. It will run for six episodes and will premiere on the BBC starting October 31 (via Radio Times).