Doctor Who: Flux unveils guest cast
James R | On 16, Oct 2021
Doctor Who: Flux is only a matter of days away and now, we know who will be joining the Doctor and her fam for the show’s 13th run.
Joining cast members Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop and Jacob Anderson for the six-episode season will be: Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Toast Of London, Downton Abbey), Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars, Us), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal, World On Fire), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Designated Survivor, Downton Abbey), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Intergalactic, The English Game), Sara Powell (Unforgotten, Damned), Annabel Scholey (The Split, Britannia), Gerald Kyd (Cold Feet, Britannia) and Penelope Ann McGhie (The Crown, Harry Potter).
A new trailer has also offered a preview of returning monsters – Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Cybermen, and the Ood, as well as a range of new additions, one of whom is named Karvanista.
Robert Bathurst says: “People say Doctor Who is science fiction. Fiction? No it’s all real, and it’s as scary to do as it looks. Great to be part of it.”
Thaddea Graham adds: “The whole cast/ crew welcomed me with open arms into the iconic Doctor Who family of which it is an absolute privilege to be part of. It’s a real honour to share the magic of this universe with them and, of course, our wonderful audience this October!”
Blake Harrison comments: “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this huge show that has such a passionate fan base! I hope all the Doctor Who fans enjoy the new series and my role in it.”
Kevin McNally says: “I am thrilled to be helping the Doctor put the universe to rights in the latest season of Doctor Who.”
Craig Parkinson says: ‘‘I feel tremendously lucky to have joined the Doctor Who family this season. Chris’ scripts are witty, intelligent and full of light and shade, making my job as an actor extremely enjoyable! My son loves the show and as long as he gives me his seal of approval I’ll know I’ve done it justice!”
Sara Powell says: “A role in Doctor Who is top of any actors wish list. To say I leapt at the chance is something of an understatement. Working with Jodie Whittaker – an iconic Doctor and actor – was also on my list. She was a legend. As were the cast and crew: indoors, outdoors, in winter, in Wales in the rain and mud, everyone wearing masks and being tested every 5 minutes: I loved stepping onto their ship and riding with them for a while.”
Annabel Scholey says: “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the 13th series of Doctor Who. It was a lot of fun to film and I enjoyed every minute I spent with the amazing cast and crew…Halloween will be that little bit more spooky this year!”
Gerald Kyd says: “I absolutely adored being a part of such an iconic show. There’s nothing like it. The history, the stories, the utter devotion of the fanbase. I am honoured to now count Doctor Who as a credit. Oh, and the highlight amongst highlights was working with the wonderful, hilarious and irrepressible Jodie Whittaker.
Penelope McGhie says: “Doctor Who was a total joy to work on. Everyone was so welcoming and generous that I really felt part of the team. Having watched the show from behind the sofa over fifty years ago, and then again with our daughter when the series was revived, I can’t believe how lucky I am to be part of the adventure!”
In the TARDIS, meanwhile, will be Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop) and recurring ally Vinder (Jacob Anderson). You can see them all in action on Sunday 31st October, when Season 13 premieres on BBC One. Here’s the new video:
Flux: Doctor Who Season 13 set for Halloween debut
9th October 2021
The Flux is coming. Those are the words of warning that accompany the new trailer for Doctor Who Season 13 – and it comes with a new title: Flux.
Written by Chris Chibnall, the 13th outing for the Doctor is already known to be a much shorter run of six episodes – with three specials (starting on New Year’s Day) following in 2022, which will pave the way for Jodie Whittaker to bid farewell to the TARDIS. Now, we know that those six episodes are likely to comprise a single arc, a la Classic Doctor Who, with a title that appears to group everything together into one story: The Flux.
As for what The Flux will involve, that’s anybody’s guess, whether it will just be the title of the first episode, with the next five also having standalone titles, but it appears to the force or temporal phenomenon that will lead the Doctor to face off against her biggest enemy to date – with opponents teased in the trailer including Weeping Angels and Sontarans.
What we know for certain is that Whittaker will be joined by Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop), as well as recurring ally Vinder (Jacob Anderson).
You can see them all in action on Sunday 31st October, when Season 13 premieres on BBC One. Here’s the new video:
Doctor Who Season 13 unveils trailer and Game of Thrones’ John Anderson
26th July 2021
Doctor Who will return to BBC One later this year and a new trailer gives us a first look at Season 13 – plus new cast addition Jacob Anderson.
Anderson, perhaps best known for playing Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, will take on the role of Vinder, a recurring character who will join forces with the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and other new addition Dan Lewis (John Bishop) as the Doctor faces her biggest ever adventure battling evil across time and space.
Jacob’s role was announced at the show’s virtual Comic-Con panel, which saw Chris Chibnall, Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop tease what’s in store for the TARDIS and its occupants.
Speaking about joining Doctor Who, Jacob said: “The Doctor has been a part of my life forever, from watching and rewatching the serials on VHS as a kid and being terrified, to unexpectedly finding my eyes watering when the Tenth Doctor said “I don’t want to go”, I always wanted to live in the Whoniverse. Not only has a lifelong dream of mine now been fulfilled, but to be playing a character as fun, adventurous and dynamic as Vinder is the cherry on top. This is very cool.”
The group also unveiled the new trailer for Season 13, which you can watch below:
John Bishop joins TARDIS for Doctor Who Season 13
1st January 2021
John Bishop will join the TARDIS crew for Season 13 of Doctor Who.
Bishop will follow in the footsteps of Tosin Cole’s Ryan, Mandip Gill’s Yaz and Bradley Walsh’s Graham as Dan, who will join Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor as her latest companion.
As he becomes embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures, Dan will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe(s) than he could ever believe. Travelling through Space and Time, he’ll face evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares.
Speaking about joining the show, John says: “If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to step on board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it. It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who and I couldn’t wish for better company.”
Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, adds: “It’s time for the next chapter of Doctor Who, and it starts with a man called Dan. Oh, we’ve had to keep this one secret for a long, long time. Our conversations started with John even before the pandemic hit. The character of Dan was built for him, and it’s a joy to have him aboard the TARDIS.”
The 13th season of Doctor Who began filming in November 2020 and will air on BBC One later in 2021.