The BBC has announced that season 12 of Doctor Who will not be airing until early 2020, giving the doctor a year-long hiatus.

Even though the latest season has been met with praise for performances and visual spectacle, it has still taken a beating regarding its scripts. The reasoning for the length of time between seasons 11 and 12 could focus on finding the best writers to compliment its newest doctor and her companions.

Jodie Whittaker will be returning as the 13th Doctor for season 12, she told THR;

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

In the US, the 13th Doctor is also going a storm, it is said to be the “fastest-growing scripted series in all of television this year” – up 47% in total viewers and 46% in adults 18-49 with much of that coming from the women 18-34 audience which has doubled in size.

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As the season finale is now behind us, the BBC has also deemed it was time to see what the Doctor and friends are in store for in the New Year’s special.

As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor ((Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?

The special will air on BBC One on January 1st 2019 accompanying a return for Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’.