Doctor Who start date and full trailer revealed for series 13 in 2021

Doctor Who 2021 release date and first trailer

The BBC has revealed a full trailer from the next series of Doctor Who.


Series 13 of Doctor Who is coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.

Jodie Whittaker will reprise her title role as The Doctor for the new series with Mandip Gill returning as Yaz.

They will be joined by John Bishop as Dan and Jacob Anderson as Vinder following the exits of Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole.

The new series, titled Doctor Who: Flux will start on Sunday, 31 October on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, it’s been confirmed.

For now, you can watch the full Doctor Who trailer below…


The trail offers a preview of returning monsters – Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Cybermen, and the Ood, as well as a range of new monsters, one of whom is named Karvanista.

It was previously announced that there will be only eight episodes in the new series rather than the originally planned eleven.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall said: “In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production.

“Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous Covid working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual eleven.

“But rest assured, the ambition, humor, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period – but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge!”

Meanwhile it was recently confirmed that Jodie Whittaker is to step down from Doctor Who after specials in 2022.

As yet there’s been no official word on who could takeover from Jodie as the 14th Doctor with rumoured names having included Michaela Coel and Richard Ayoade.

Jodie made her debut as the Thirteenth Doctor in 2017’s Christmas special. She’s appeared in three full series since, including the upcoming run.


For the time being, you can get series 12 of Doctor Who on DVD or Blu-Ray here or stream via BBC iPlayer here.

Picture: Dan (JOHN BISHOP), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Yasmin (MANDIP GILL) – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Zoe McConnell

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