John Bishop joins TARDIS for Doctor Who Season 13
Staff Reporter | On 01, Jan 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.