The Thirteenth Doctor and "the fam" will kick-off 2021 with a new episode of Doctor Who entitled "Revolution of the Daleks" set to air on BBC America on New Year’s Day.
The special episode will include a number of guest stars, including John Barrowman who will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness alongside Chris Noth who will be back as the disgraced Jack Robertson. Chris Noth previously appeared in the season 11 episode "Arachnids in the UK." Dame Harriet Walter will also be making her Doctor Who debut alongside actor Nathan Stewart-Jarrett who has recently appeared in The Trial of Christine Keeler.
Viewers last saw the Thirteenth Doctor at the end of season twelve where her fate was left hanging in the balance as she was locked away in a high-security alien prison with no hope of escape. In the upcoming special, Yaz, Ryan and Graham are far away on Earth and having to carry on with their lives without her. However they soon discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek without the Doctor? Even with Captain Jack’s help, the gang are set to face one of their biggest and most frightening challenges yet…
Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer, said in a statement: "We’ve crammed this year's Doctor Who festive special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent. Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain's hottest young actors - just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) - and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise."