“Jodie and I made a pact at the start of this crazy adventure: three seasons and then goodbye!” reveals showrunner Chris Chibnall, who is also leaving.
The first female doctor of Doctor who will bow out. Jodie whittaker will leave in 2022 of the science fiction series, confirms the BBC this Thursday. But not just any old way: a trio of feature films, released next year, after season 13 therefore, will be filmed for his farewell. Three long special episodes, the first of which will air in January 2022 and the last to air in the fall of 2022, which will allow Jodie whittaker to hand over to his successor.
Moreover, she will not be the only one without going since it will be the end also for the current showrunner, Chris Chibnall.
“My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team that makes it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life. I can’t thank Chris enough for letting me know. his amazing stories. We knew we wanted to ride this wave side by side, and pass the baton together. So here we are just weeks away from completing the best job I’ve ever had.“, comments Jodie whittaker in a press release.
BREAKING: Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall to leave Doctor Who in a trio of Specials, culminating in an epic blockbuster Special to air in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.
– Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) July 29, 2021
For his part, the showrunner reveals: “Jodie and I made a pact at the start of this crazy adventure: three seasons and then goodbye! So now our part of the work is done and we’re handing over the keys to the Tardis. “
Jodie whittaker will therefore have spent 3 seasons as Time Lord, the same duration as six of his seven predecessors. To date, she has appeared in 22 episodes of Doctor who, to which we will have to add eight more to come with season 13, then the three special farewells.
Speculations as to who will be his successor are open.