We still don't know who will take over as the new Time Lord but it has already been confirmed that we're getting a Doctor Who regeneration episode very soon. So what can fans expect when the new Doctor arrives? Series producer Matt Strevens is hyping up Jodie Whittaker's regeneration scene in the upcoming Doctor Who specials!
It has already been confirmed that Jodie Whittaker is leaving Doctor Who along with showrunner Chris Chibnall. But before their departure, Whovians are expecting an epic regeneration episode. Matt Strevens confirmed that it's going to be huge considering that Chibnall worked on it.
"When they approached Chris, saying 'We'd love you to do one more – we know the production schedule's really tight, but what do you think about doing a special for the centenary of the BBC?', it was a no-brainer," Strevens told Doctor Who magazine. "The final story is a massive, feature-length epic – it was huge to shoot – with lots of surprises for fans of all ages. Jodie gets a really good send-off. I think it will push everybody's buttons."
He also confirmed that Jodie Whittaker is already looking forward to handing the reins over to the next Time Lord.
"Jodie's also very excited about who the next incumbent of the TARDIS is," Strevens said. "There's that great thing, I think, of being able to hand the baton on. That's lovely for each actor who plays the part – you're a custodian and, like all of us who make the show, you want to make sure you've left it in a good enough place to continue. It meant a lot to Jodie to know that she would regenerate – it's lovely to pass that on."
The Doctor Who Special Legend of The Sea Devils has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to premiere in the first half of 2022.
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