The show is the final episode of Jodie Whittaker’s era as the Time Lord before she is replaced by Ncuti Gatwa. It has been confirmed that the special episode, which will coincide with the BBC’s 100th birthday will be broadcast on the BBC on Sunday October 23rd.
The trailer begins with the voice of the Master, played by Sacha Dhawan saying: “Hello Doctor, welcome to the end of your existence.”
This is followed by a high energy series of scenes which show the Doctor in a spacesuit, erupting volcanoes, the TARDIS looking like it’s in some trouble and of course a look at the returning enemies the Daleks and the Cybermen as well as the returning companions, Ace, played by Sophie Aldred and Tegan, played by Janet Fielding.
We also, and perhaps most excitingly, see what appears to be the first stage of Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration, confirming this will be her last episode and suggesting there’s a chance we may see a glimpse of the new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa at the end of the episode (but of course, we may not!)
The Power of the Doctor is the last episode to be overseen by showrunner Chris Chibnall, who gives way to returning Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies.
Davies’ first episodes at the helm of the show will be the 60th anniversary specials in 2023 where we know David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be returning alongside a big cast that will include Neil Patrick Harris.
It is not yet known how much Ncuti Gatwa, the incoming Doctor will play in these specials.
It is understood Gatwa’s first full season as the Doctor will go into production next month and is expected to air either in late 2023 or in 2024.