The BBC has released the trailer and preview images for Jodie Whittaker’s final episode of Doctor Who as the actress departs the show along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.
“This is the day you die…” teases the video description. “The Thirteenth Doctor faces the forces that mass against her in her final adventure. Autumn 2022.”
The footage teases that the Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who faces off against the Daleks, the Cyberman, and The Master, with Mandip Gill’s Yaz, and John Lewis’ Dan joining her one last time.
It’s also learned that Janet Fielding and Sophie Aldred, who played companions of the Doctor back in the ’80s are returning for the episode, as Fielding played Tegan Jovanka opposite the Tom Baker and Pater Davison Fourth and Fifth Doctors, respectively, while Aldred played Ace alongside Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor.
The BBC also announced Russell T Davies is returning to take over as showrunner which marks the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, and outgoing showrunner Chris Chibnall recently revealed that Davies will be ignoring his run with Whittaker as the Doctor.
“As part of the BBC Centenary celebrations, Jodie Whittaker’s final episode playing the Thirteenth Doctor is set to air next autumn,” announced the BBC last November. “Having been in charge of the TARDIS since filming began in 2017, Showrunner Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker are set to leave the most famous police box on Earth – and the Universe. Having faced many perilous journeys battling some of the most feared monsters throughout space and time, it’s the final installment for the Thirteenth Doctor. This epic blockbuster special will see the Doctor fight evil across the galaxy one last time but just who will she come up against in her final battle before the Doctor regenerates once more… “
Today also sees the release of Jodie Whittaker’s penultimate episode with the Legend of the Sea Devils Special.