Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Doctor Who finale details revealed - and it sounds wonderful!

Doctor Who finale details revealed - and it sounds wonderful!

"The Doctor's fans are in for a special treat on the first day of the new year".

With a new showrunner, the first female Doctor, and two companions of color, the new season of Doctor Who is a welcome change.

BBC America released a synopsis for the special episode: "As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth's history".

Per BBC America, Doctor Who's Whittaker-led Season 11 has been averaging almost 1 million viewers, up 54 percent vs. Season 10. But given how secretive this season of the show has been, it's perhaps more likely that we won't be learning much more until after season 11 concludes in a few weeks.

The Doctor Who festive special will be doing a bit of time travelling from Christmas Day to New Year's Day for the first time in 13 years.

The marathon will begin 12pm ET/PT on December 24 and lead into Christmas Day. Current showrunner Chris Chibnall has yet to comment on the shake-up.

"We're thrilled to be starting the New Year with a bang on BBC One", said Chibnall, who promised audiences "an action-packed, hour-long special adventure for all the family". But it's understandable that many expected they'd want to maintain the momentum built up by Jodie Whittaker's successful relaunch by echoing the early tenures of David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi and having a new run of stories around a year after their debut series.

"Who Year's Day" will follow the current season finale, which airs on December 9th.

Are you annoyed Doctor Who won't air Christmas Day?

But while fans are still settling into the show's Sunday time slot (different from its long-running Saturday spot), the BBC has thrown another curveball. The new publication contained a spread confirming Doctor Who's missing holiday special.

Whittaker's first full episode attracted a record audience for a new Doctor - 10.9 million viewers - last month.

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