Something most Whovians had already guess has finally been confirmed with the second trailer for Series 12 of Doctor Who, that the series will kick off on New Years Day 2021 at 8pm on BBC One:
We also have a new poster courtesy of the official Doctor Who Twitter account with a new tag ling for the series “Space for All”
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) December 2, 2019
I am trying to remain hopeful that the new series will have a much better pace than the first which only seemed to focus on brilliantly told real history based episodes whilst Chibnall and his writing team sadly got all the Sci-Fi episodes very very wrong by the end. I am pleased to see that Chibnall’s almost refusal to use any classic Doctor Who Monsters and Aliens has now been put to rest as we can see the Cybermen returning along with the Judoon.
There also appears to be a true series story arc with the 13th Doctor fearful of a new or old threat that is seemingly coming after her. I really hope that this series allows more time for Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor to be the forefront of the story telling as the whole “Team TARDIS” forced different episodes to take each of the “family” to task reminding us that sometimes the classic Doctor and Companion relationship can work far better than a large ensemble piece.
But now we know that the new series will kick off on January 1st 2020 at 8pm on BBC One with some reports suggesting that the second episode will air on Saturday January 4th, returning to its more traditional weeknight instead of the Sunday evening of Series 11 but this will no doubt be confirmed once the BBC Christmas TV listings have been released.