The 13th series of popular TV hit Doctor Who has been unveiled in a teaser trailer which has given fans a peak at the latest Tardis instalment.
Leading actress Jodie Whittaker will be reprising her role of the leading timelord for her third and final series, with Liverpool comedian John Bishop joining the time-travelling team for the 2021 series.
Fans have less than two weeks to wait until the latest series drops on Halloween October 31.
Supporting Joe Whittaker is Doctor Who regular Mandip Gill, who has played the doctor’s companion, Yasmine Khan since series 11.
Funnyman Bishop, who was unveiled as an upcoming regular cast member following the New Year’s Day special Revolution of the Daleks, will be playing the Doctor’s newest accomplice, Dan Lewis.
Actor and musician Jacob Anderson, best known for his role as Grey Worm in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will also be joining forces with the time in his recurring role as Vindar.
The newest addition to the long-running BBC series subtitled ‘Flux’, according to Wales Online.
What will be the thirteenth series of the sci-fi hit, will also feature an extensive list of special guest stars, all of whom will play their part in either helping or hindering the Doctor in her plight to save the universe from extra-terrestrial dangers.
Amongst those making an appearance in the newest six-episode serial will be Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars; Us) and Robert Bathurst (Joking Apart; Cold Feet).
Talking about the newest series, 64-year-old Bathurst joked: “People say Doctor Who is science fiction. Fiction? No it’s all real, and it’s as scary to do as it looks. Great to be part of it.”
Blake Harrison, best known for his role as Neil Sutherland in The Inbetweeners, is also set to join the cast, alongside Pirates of the Caribbean star Kevin McNally, who said: “I am thrilled to be helping the Doctor put the universe to rights in the latest season of Doctor Who.”
“I feel tremendously lucky to have joined the Doctor Who family this season,” added Line of Duty’s very own Craig Parkinson, who is also set to join the already-announced famous faces. “Chris’ scripts are witty, intelligent and full of light and shade, making my job as an actor extremely enjoyable! My son loves the show and as long as he gives me his seal of approval I’ll know I’ve done it justice!”
Also joining the line up of big names are Sara Powell (Unforgotten; Damned), who explained: “To say I leapt at the chance is something of an understatement. Working with Jodie Whittaker - an iconic Doctor and actor - was also on my list.”
Annabel Scholey from BBC's hit drama, The Split, who will also appear, added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the 13th series of Doctor Who. It was a lot of fun to film and I enjoyed every minute I spent with the amazing cast and crew...Halloween will be that little bit more spooky this year!”
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The final guest star additions to be unveiled were Gerald Kyd, recognisable for his roles in Cold Feet and Casualty, and Penelope Ann McGhie, who featured in hits such as The Crown and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
As well as the impressive lineup of guest stars and extras, the trail also offered Who fans a sneak peak at the terrifying monsters who are set to return to our screens, including the Sontarans, the Weeping Angels, the Cybermen, and the Ood.
The BBC series, which is coincidentally scheduled to air on Halloween night, is also set to premiere a range of horrifying new aliens that will keep viewers up all night, including one named Karvanista.
Matt Strevens, the Executive Producer of the last two Doctor Who series’ exclaimed: “I can’t wait for the audience to come on the Flux ride with us.
“It’s our biggest adventure yet with so many brilliant new characters to fall in love with. We had a blast making it.”
The new series of Doctor Who airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on October 31.