Doctor Who will welcome New Year's Day with its Season 12 premiere

Lula Sharp
December 2, 2019

Jodie Whittaker will be back as the titular Time Lord, marking her second season as the 13th Doctor.

The hotly-anticipated twelfth season of the show will kick off on BBC One with an action-packed two-part special episode, named Spyfall.

The Thirteenth Doctor is in her TARDIS on her way back to BBC One for a thrilling ten-part series which will land on New Year's Day 2020, with subsequent episodes airing on Sundays.

Additionally, BBC America and Fathom Events will host a one-night-only screening of Doctor Who's season premiere and second episode, which will be simulcast to more than 600 cinema screens nationwide on January 5 (followed by a live Q&A with Whittaker, Cole and Gill). Tickets and a list of participating locations will be available beginning Friday, December 6 at the Fathom Events website.

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"What better way to ring in a new decade than with our favorite Time Lord?", asked BBC America executive director Courtney Thomasma.

Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan) might have waited longer for her Raggedy Doctor (Matt Smith) than we've waited to find out when Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor will return for more adventures in the TARDIS, but it certainly feels like we've been waiting years and years.

The trailer for Doctor Who season 12 has already been released, and a number of guest stars have been confirmed, including Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry, Robert Glenister and Goran Višnjić. The series is a BBC AMERICA co-production with BBC Studios.

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