There is little doubt that Whovians are a bit concerned about the lack of updates on Doctor Who Season 13. But fear not, the next installment of the Thirteenth Doctor's adventures could begin production soon. This means that Series 13 is still set to premiere in 2021 as planned.
It's no secret that the Doctor Who Series 13 production was put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, it looks like the series is determined to start filming as soon as possible. According to Digital Spy, sources have confirmed that showrunner Chris Chibnall and the production team are planning to start shooting this year although the exact date was not revealed.
But is there any truth to speculations that Doctor Who Season 13 will get pushed back to a 2022 premiere? The same sources revealed that the cast and crew are aiming to complete production as soon as possible so the next season can still make it for a 2021 release.
Announcing #DoctorWho’s spotlight panel at #NYCC with Jodie Whittaker, @MandipGill, and moderator @McTelevision!— Doctor Who on BBC America (@DoctorWho_BBCA) September 9, 2020
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Although most of the new season has not yet filmed, Mandip Gill has confirmed that she, Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, and Tosin Cole were able to shoot at least one special episode.
"I think I'm allowed to say, yes, the festive special has been filmed," Gill said. "It was absolutely pure luck we happened to have filmed it. I guess it's the way it always films – they filmed the special at the same time as series 12."
Doctor Who Season 13 has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to premiere on BBC sometime in 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.