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Jodie Whittaker confirms return for new season of Doctor Who… plus are the Daleks coming this New Year’s Day?

December 7th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We reported a few weeks ago that new Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall mate stepping down next year as the BBC is forcing him to put out a series even though he doesn’t want to (here) and the rumour went on that if he goes, so too will star Jodie Whittaker.

But now Whittaker (here) is saying that she has at least one more season coming and, while this does technically fit into what we’re hearing, it gives us hope that she may get a chance to make more impact in the role.

“I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again,” said Whittaker.

“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.”

On top of this, we’re hearing that the New Year’s Special will be on at 7:00pm and will last an hour and, on top of that, we’re hearing that The Doctor will fight… The Daleks!

According to The Mirror (we know, we know) the Doctor’s most iconic villain will no longer have the armoured look the villains have mostly sported side their return for new Who but will rather be completely redesigned.

The episode will be called Resolution… is in New Year’s Resolution. Or perhaps there’s more to it than that?

What say you all of the Who news?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….