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They're also adding Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) to the cast, but I don't know if he's a companion. YT link:

I still haven't finished the last season due to the sheer mediocrity of the Chibnall era, but I guess I should catch up.

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Jodie Whittaker is a versatile, powerful actor and under proper writing, could have thrived in the role.

Chris Chibnall, however, was a poor fit for the show. 
 

I have a really bad feeling the BBC are going to ‘assess’ how series 13 goes, and decide on whether to carry the show on or call it a day.

They’ve had 15 years of relative-huge success, and have cast a female Doctor. The argument may be made during the year that they’ve achieved all they could.

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3 hours ago, LondonScribe said:

Jodie Whittaker is a versatile, powerful actor and under proper writing, could have thrived in the role.

Chris Chibnall, however, was a poor fit for the show. 
 

I have a really bad feeling the BBC are going to ‘assess’ how series 13 goes, and decide on whether to carry the show on or call it a day.

They’ve had 15 years of relative-huge success, and have cast a female Doctor. The argument may be made during the year that they’ve achieved all they could.

I've never seen her other work and I feel for her that she got this era of the show. Other than Colin Baker I'm not sure any actor in the role has been so ill-served. 

Chibnall was the epitome of grindingly mediocre in his other run, and this one seems to be about the same, from the little I watched. I didn't stop watching because of  him - I had lost interest during Moffat's last years - but he made it very easy to stay away.

That was the worst mistake made by hiring a man whose only real claim to fame was one popular season of another show. He never knew Who, never knew the basics of putting Who together in an era where it needed TLC and a revival of public interest. 

International sales (what is left, anyway) and the fact that Jodie's first episodes actually were very popular (suggesting there's still a residual interest in the show) might keep the show around post-2022. We'll see what happens.

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12 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

I've never seen her other work and I feel for her that she got this era of the show. Other than Colin Baker I'm not sure any actor in the role has been so ill-served. 

Chibnall was the epitome of grindingly mediocre in his other run, and this one seems to be about the same, from the little I watched. I didn't stop watching because of  him - I had lost interest during Moffat's last years - but he made it very easy to stay away.

That was the worst mistake made by hiring a man whose only real claim to fame was one popular season of another show. He never knew Who, never knew the basics of putting Who together in an era where it needed TLC and a revival of public interest. 

From what I've heard they do intend to press on with the show and continue - it remains popular.

Chris Chibnall was evidently actually a superfan, a charter member of the DW Appreciation Society in the 1980s. He is from the same stock as all the other modern showrunners. The difference is, most of his work is either mediocre to terrible. Anyone familiar with his franchise work should've known what was to come. I just wish Jodie Whittaker, a talented actor and our first female Doctor, hadn't gotten what was, I agree, the weakest creative era since the 1980s.

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I'd forgotten that Jenna Coleman is playing a gender-swapped Constantine in the new Sandman series, and I hadn't seen it posted:

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