Jodie Whittaker, please don’t leave Doctor Who just yet. The Whovians love you, and we aren’t ready to say goodbye.
Of course, I say this knowing there is no confirmation or announcement revealing that Whittaker’s time as the time-traveling Doctor has come to an end. However, during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whittaker did say something that at least acknowledges she knows she’ll have to pass down the role to someone else eventually:
Yes, I’m doing another season. That might be a massive exclusive that I’m not supposed to say but it’s unhelpful for me to say, because it would be a massive lie! I absolutely adore it. […] At some point, these shoes are going to be handed on, but it’s not yet. I’m clinging on tight!
Happily, it sounds like she wants to stick around as long as she can. For reference, most of the last several Doctors have stuck around for three seasons and left, except for Christopher Eccleston, who only did one. I’m just happy to know that Whittaker has confirmed she’ll be back for season 13, even if she wasn’t supposed to.
But we’re probably thinking too far ahead. We still have a lot of season 12 to watch, and it promises some big things, including the return of the Cybermen. “They’ve got a lot of presence on set,” said Whittaker. “When they move in unison, it’s incredible. It’s really exciting.”
And of course, we already saw the return of the Master, now played by Sacha Dhawan. “I absolutely loved the work that we got to do together,” Whittaker said. “When you have chemistry with your ultimate villain, it’s brilliant.”
Doctor Who returns with a new episode this Sunday. Watch along with us!
h/t SYFY Wire