‘Doctor Who’ New Year’s Day Special Set On BBC America

Lawrence Kim
November 15, 2018

As it turns out, Doctor Who will not have a Christmas special this year, and the Internet has lots to say about that. After that, it will be a celebratory marathon of all the Doctors tarting with Peter Capaldi, followed by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith, leading straight into the New Year's special on January 1. But it is seemingly the first time Doctor Who will have skipped a Christmas broadcast in the last 13 years. 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.

According to the BBC, the seasonal instalment will involve "a terrifying evil. from across the centuries of Earth's history".

Adds Courtney Thomasma, executive director of BBC America: "Jodie Whittaker and the dynamic new team have propelled Doctor Who to become TV's fastest growing scripted series of the year".

The festive edition of Doctor Who will be shown on New Year's Day on BBC One instead of Christmas Day for the first time since the drama's return in 2005.

The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos, set to air on December 9, will mark the end of the current series and will guest star Game of Thrones actor, Mark Addy.

Per BBC America, Doctor Who's Whittaker-led Season 11 has been averaging almost 1 million viewers, up 54 percent vs. Season 10.

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