BBC wraps on 'Doctor Who' season 12, teases announcement this weekend

Ben Arnold
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Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor (Credit: BBC)

Doctor Who season 12 has wrapped, and the BBC has dropped a brief teaser for Jodie Whittaker's second outing as the veteran Time Lord online.

Broadchurch star Whittaker will be back as the Doctor, alongside her numerous sidekicks, Graham (Bradley Walsh), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Yasmin (Mandip Gill), next year.

But the tweet from the official Doctor Who account comes ahead of a previous announcement that fans should note down November 23 (that's this Saturday) too, dubbed 'Doctor Who Day'.

It's likely that this tease will precede a more expansive trailer for the series coming this weekend.

There have been a few updates for fans in recent months, including the crew spotted filming Daleks on Bristol's iconic suspension bridge in October.

Meanwhile pictures from the set back in May showed Whittaker facing off against some humanoid rhinos in space suits.

Walsh, when collared by the Radio Times last week, said that fans should prep themselves for new 'absolutely terrifying' monsters in the new series.

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He then stressed 'And I mean terrifying', adding that they will ‘absolutely make your hair curl'.

Walsh went on to say: “Graham’s journey, considering he is a bus driver from Sheffield, is the most extraordinary, life-changing things he has ever, ever, ever done. It’s just… it’s really difficult to put into words how someone from a normal environment would react to stuff like this.”

The new series will find showrunner Chris Chibnall back in charge, with a host of new writers and directors on board too.

So far there's no air date set, but we're expecting Whittaker and crew back in early 2020.