‘Doctor Who’: Season 13 Filming Might Be Delayed Due To Coronavirus

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker, and Tosin Cole of Doctor Who season 13

Doctor Who season 13 may be delayed? Say it isn’t so. Unfortunately, it’s undoubtedly doable because of the present coronavirus (COVID-19) tips within the U.Ok.

When we final left the Doctor and her mates

Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker, and Tosin Cole of Doctor Who season 13
Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker and Tosin Cole from Doctor Who | Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

When we final left the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions Ryan Sinclair, Graham O’Brien, and Yasmin Khan, they have been nonetheless reeling from the surprising occasions of Doctor Who season 12. The season began with the Doctor and her mates attempting to determine why spies around the globe have been assassinated by aliens. They are taken by MI6 brokers to headquarters the place they meet the mysterious “C.” C asks them to research what’s going on they usually agree.

In the method, C will get assassinated himself they usually meet a former MI6 agent referred to as “O.” Except, spoiler alert, O isn’t who he seems to be. Instead, he’s the Doctor’s greatest enemy, the Master. Haunted by his teasing phrases about Gallifrey, the Doctor goes to go to her dwelling planet.

She finds it burned and will get a message from the Master: he did it and all the things she is aware of concerning the Time Lords is incorrect due to the Timeless Child being a lie. Adventures ensue and the reality concerning the Time Lords and the Timeless Child is ultimately revealed. It seems that the Doctor is the Timeless Child and the Time Lords experimented on her to realize their regeneration potential. At the tip of the episode, the companions and the Doctor are separated, as they’re again on present-day Earth and she or he is in her TARDIS sooner or later.

She is then taken by the Judoon and arrested and put in jail for an unknown crime.

Why ‘Doctor Who’ Season 13 may be delayed (and why there’s nonetheless some hope it may not be)

Unfortunately for Whovians all over the place, that cliffhanger is the place we go away the Doctor. We’re anticipated to select up together with her adventures within the upcoming particular episode “Revolution of the Daleks” after which in fact in Doctor Who season 13. However, filming for the latter would possibly should be delayed. All at the moment filming BBC reveals are being delayed proper now.

According to Radio Times, the BBC has acknowledged “In light of the spread of COVID-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on all BBC Studios continuing dramas will be postponed until further notice. The decision was made after the last government update. We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organization and other public health organizations.” Radio Times states that whereas it may not have an effect on the airings of reveals for some time, “the long-term ramifications are still unclear.”

According to a different Radio Times article, nonetheless, there may be some hope. The upcoming particular episode “Revolution of the Daleks” was already filmed concurrently season 12, in winter 2019. The particular is meant to air both at Christmas in 2020 or New Year’s Day in 2021. Doctor Who season 13 is ready to movie in autumn 2020 after which the present is ready to be launched someday later in 2021.

Depending on how the virus progresses within the U.Ok., it’s undoubtedly doable that filming will happen as deliberate. If so, the present must be launched as anticipated in 2021. There’s no approach of figuring out for certain what is going to occur. For now, all Whovians can do is hope for one of the best.

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