The new cast for the BBC’s “Doctor Who” have been announced with four regulars set to star opposite Jodie Whittaker’s thirteenth incarnation of the Time Lord from Gallifrey.
A press release confirms that a Fall 2018 premiere is being targeted with the new season to sport one hour-long and nine 50-minute episodes over the course of ten weeks.
Joining Whittaker will be Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yasmin, and Sharon D. Clarke in an unspecified role. The first three are being dubbed The Doctor’s new “friends” with the network’s statement saying “[we are] shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters.”
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall (“Broadchurch”) takes over the show with production on the new episodes to kick off shortly. Peter Capaldi officially departs the role this Christmas, with Whittaker’s first scene expected to be in that special.