Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker's Next Episode May Arrive in 2019

After a brief tease, Jodie Whittaker made her long-awaited debut as the Thirteenth Doctor in Season 11 of Doctor Who, which premiered in fall 2018 and ran for a total of ten episodes.

Afterwards, the series returned for a special New Year's episode, which saw Whittaker's Doctor finally tangle with the frightening Daleks. However, the episode, aptly titled "Resolution," was bittersweet for fans; while it featured the highly anticipated return of the iconic villains, it was also said to be the only new episode of the year, as reports indicated Season 12 of the sci-fi series would only arrive in 2020. That may no longer be the case, though.

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According to RadioTimes.com, the BBC is considering airing another special episode during the holiday season -- either by keeping Doctor Who's Christmas special tradition alive or by airing another New Year's special yet again.

However, it's also possible for the episode to arrive after the start of the New Year and that the "proposed episode will bypass the festive period altogether," the outlet reports, "airing in a less competitive slot to give the Tardis team their best reintroduction this winter, and avoiding the usual holiday themes favoured by previous Doctor Who specials."

Either way, it appears fans won't have to wait much longer for a new episode.

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Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth iteration of the titular Time Lord. Whittaker is joined by co-stars Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill in a series spearheaded by new showrunner, Chris Chibnall. The New Year's Special "Resolution" was the only new episode of 2019, with production of Season 12 now officially unfolding this year. The new episodes are slated to arrive some time in 2020.

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