It seems the BBC has renewed the Doctor Who TV show for a 12th season, with Jodie Whittaker returning as the 13th Doctor. The British series airs on BBC America on this side of the pond, and while BBCA hasn’t released an announcement, it should be renewed in the US as well, as the ratings are way up this year.
A science-fiction drama, Doctor Who stars centers on a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, known only as The Doctor, as well as her team of friends – Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh). Guest stars in season 11 include Sharon D. Clarke, Johnny Dixon, Samuel Oatley, Shaun Dooley, Susan Lynch, and Art Malik.
Doctor Who: A Look at the Ratings
The 11th season of Doctor Who is averaging a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 889,000 viewers. Compared to season 10, that’s up by 37% and 36%, respectively. Find out how Doctor Who stacks up against other BBC America TV shows.
Here’s more from THR:
While it was largely presumed that Whittaker wouldn’t be handing over her sonic screwdriver anytime soon, the typically tight-tipped BBC hadn’t yet confirmed who would be playing Doctor Who for season 12 of the cult sci-fi series, and there was always the chance that she could go the way of Christopher Eccleston, who managed just one stint as the Time Lord.
“I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again,” Whittaker told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s such an incredible role. It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and I’m not quite ready to hand it over yet.”
The Doctor Who season 11 finale airs this Sunday night at 8:00pm ET/PT on BBC America. The program will return on New Year’s Day for its annual holiday episode.
What do you think? Have you been watching the Doctor Who TV series? Do you plan to tune in for season 12 on BBC America?