Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall had previously revealed that he would not be bringing back the sci-fi show’s ‘old monsters’ during Jodie Whittaker’s first season.
But The Mirror revealed on Friday the Time Lord will come face to face with the Daleks during the show’s New Year’s special.
The genetically engineered race of mutants are one of the Doctor’s most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show in every season, except for the current one.
They’re back! It was revealed on Friday that Doctor Who’s iconic villains the Daleks WILL return in New Year special …after showrunner Chris Chibnall said there’d be no ‘old monsters’
In the one-off episode, which will be the only outing for the show in 2019 as the crew film a new season for release in early 2020, the Daleks will also have a new look.
During an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Chris revealed that the series would feature ’10 standalone stories’ with ‘lots of new villains’ who would be facing the Doctor and her companions.
He explained: ‘I think our job is [to ask], ‘Where does the show go next?’, so there’ll be less old stuff returning and more new treats.’
Big bad: The genetically engineered race of mutants are one of the Doctor’s most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show in every season, except for the current one
But he did quickly reassure fans about the possibility of any iconic monsters, like the Cybermen or Weeping Angels, and said: ‘I haven’t started to think about that yet. Maybe. There’s always things.
‘I mean, there’s a long list, isn’t there? I haven’t thought about it at the moment, but I would never rule it out. There’s so many great things in the back catalogue.’
While in an interview with Radio Times in September, Chris added: ‘I don’t know how many times I need to say it. There are no old monsters this series. OK?’
Focus on the new: At San Diego Comic-Con in July, Chris (pictured with Jodie in New York in October) revealed ‘there’ll be less old stuff returning and more new treats’ in the new series
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Can Jodie Whittaker get any more stylish?
One staple we’ve spotted the actress in a lot recently is the classic androgynous suit and she’s definitely inspiring us at Fashion Finder to get that suited and booted style going for the new season.
Thanks to her stylist, Hel Sykes, Jodie’s worn a delectable array of co-ordinated sets from Bella Freud, Jennifer Rothwell and now this show stealing set by Joie.
As she strutted her stuff around New York, in Kurt Geiger ‘Stride’ mules of course, we couldn’t take our eyes off this burgundy two-piece. Comprising of a masculine-style double-breasted blazer and these must-have cropped flare trousers no matter where you wear this pant suit you won’t fail to tick all of the latest trends in minimal effort.
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In the eleventh season, Jodie’s Time Lord has been put to the test by an array of exciting villains such as a Stenza warrior, spiders, and the Morax.
A preview for the special is expected to be screened at the end of the finale on Sunday, where it will allegedly hint at the return of the Daleks.
Chris is the scriptwriter for the episode, while it is directed by Wayne Yip who previously worked on season ten’s Empress Of Mars and The Lie of the Land.
Exciting: Chris is the scriptwriter for the New Year special, while it is directed by Wayne Yip who has previously worked on season 10’s Empress Of Mars (pictured) and The Lie of the Land