The Thirteenth Doctor (2017-)
Season 37 Season Thirty-Seven (2018)
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Season Thirty-Seven

The Doctor
The Thirteenth Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker most famously starred in Broadchurch, the mystery-drama created by new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall. Whittaker has also appeared in programmes such as Doctors, Black Mirror, The Assets and The Smoke, as well as movies including St Trinian's (and its sequel) and Attack The Block. She made her professional debut on stage in 2005 as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, in a production of Aleksandr Ostrovsky's The Storm. Whittaker was revealed as the Thirteen Doctor in a short video which aired following the conclusion of the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Final on July 16th, 2017.

The Stories
The Woman Who Fell To Earth
The Woman Who Fell To Earth by Chris Chibnall, directed by Jamie Childs
From the BBC:We don't get aliens in Sheffield. In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O'Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?”
The Ghost Monument
The Ghost Monument by Chris Chibnall, directed by Mark Tonderai
From the BBC: “Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment, to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?”
Episode 152
Episode 152, writer and director t/b/a
Forthcoming
Episode 153
Episode 153, writer and director t/b/a
Forthcoming
Episode 154
Episode 154, writer and director t/b/a
Forthcoming
Episode 155
Episode 155, writer and director t/b/a
Forthcoming
Episode 156
Episode 156, writer and director t/b/a
Forthcoming
Episode 157
Episode 157, writer and director t/b/a
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Episode 158
Episode 158, writer and director t/b/a
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Episode 159
Episode 159, writer and director t/b/a
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Making History

With Season Thirty-Seven, Chris Chibnall will become the showrunner and executive producer of Doctor Who. A lifelong fan of the programme, Chibnall has written for Doctor Who since 42 in 2007, having previously been the lead writer for the spin-off series Torchwood. Chibnall created and wrote all three seasons of Broadchurch, earning widespread critical acclaim. He has also been the executive producer of Born And Bred, Law & Order: UK and Camelot, in addition to Gracepoint, the American remake of the first season of Broadchurch.

Chibnall will be joined by two other executive producers on Doctor Who. Matt Strevens' career as a producer has included The Bill, Skins, Misfits and Cucumber, as well as the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure In Space And Time. Sam Hoyle was an associate producer on Broadchurch after previously working on that show as a script executive; he has also been an assistant producer on 3 Non-Blondes, a script executive on The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby and Jinx, and a story editor on Camelot.

On October 22nd, the BBC announced that, in addition to Jodie Whittaker, the regular cast will include:

  • Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair. Cole has had regular roles in programmes such as The Cut, EastEnders: E20 and Hollyoaks, and also enjoyed a small role in the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Mandeep Gill as Yasmin Khan. Gill was previously a regular on Hollyoaks and Doctors.
  • Bradley Walsh as Graham O'Brien. Walsh has starred in Coronation Street and Law & Order: UK, while also serving as presenter for a number of programmes. Walsh also appeared as the titular villain in Day Of The Clown, a 2008 serial for The Sarah Jane Adventures.

In addition, Sharon D Clarke will play a recurring role. Clarke appeared in several seasons of Holby City, as well as shows such as The Bill, New Tricks and Death In Paradise.

For the first time since Doctor Who returned in 2005, it will move from Saturdays to Sundays, with the debut episode premiering on October 7th. The season will consist of only ten episodes (as opposed to the twelve which had been the norm during Peter Capaldi's era, and the thirteen for Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith). However, each episode will now be 50 minutes long (as opposed to the previous standard length of 45 minutes), with the exception of the season premiere which will run for 65 minutes.

In addition to Chris Chibnall, writers for the new season include:

  • Malorie Blackman, who was the UK's Children's Laureate from 2013 to 2015. A multiple award-winning author of books for children and young adults, she has also written for programmes such as Byker Grove and Jackanory Junior, in addition to the television adaptation of her novel Pig Heart Boy. She also wrote the 2013 Seventh Doctor e-novella The Ripple Effect, which first saw print in the collection 11 Doctors, 11 Stories.
  • Ed Hime, who has written episodes of Skins.
  • Vinay Patel, whose credits include The Good Karma Hospital and the telefilm Murdered By My Father.
  • Pete McTighe, who has provided scripts for programmes such as EastEnders, Neighbours, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Wentworth. He also contributed material for the Blu-Ray release of Tom Baker's first Doctor Who season.
  • Joe Wilkinson, who has provided scripts for shows including Casualty, Holby City, The Life And Adventures Of Nick Nickleby and Doctors.

Directing the new season are:

  • Sallie Aprahamian (Block Three), whose extensive resume includes This Life, The Bill, EastEnders and the 2017 version of The Worst Witch.
  • Jamie Childs (Blocks One and Five), who has previously directed episodes of Vera and Stan Lee's Lucky Man. Childs also helmed the trailer which unveiled Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
  • Jennifer Perrott (Block Four), who has directed episodes of programmes such as Hollyoaks, Doctors, Home And Away and Newton's Law.
  • Mark Tonderai (Block Two), whose career spanning both sides of the Atlantic has seen him helm episodes of The Five, Gotham, Lucifer and Black Lightning, as well as the Jennifer Lawrence horror film House At The End Of The Street.

Filming January 2018 took place in Cape Town, South Africa. On February 20th, a new logo -- the first major redesign since 2010 -- was unveiled.