Usually Sunday is a very quiet morning. However, with the teaser trailer for Crisis of Infinite Earths, the people over at the BBC thought it would be a good time to announce an announcement of Doctor Who coming on November 23rd.
The brief video features the Doctor’s iconic TARDIS spinning through space, as its recognizable engines wheeze and groan. Then, the teaser beckons viewers to “Watch This Space,” before the Doctor Who logo of Jodie Whittaker’s era materializes on the screen.
What some sites fail to realize, as they mindlessly try to figure out what is happening on that date, it is most likely the announcement of the 12th season trailer. Many of these “geek” or “pop culture” sites don’t see a symbolism within the date: it’s the anniversary of the debut of Doctor Who back in 1963.
Originally, the series was set to debut on November 22, 1963. Unfortuately, it was delayed a day after the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. The BBC moved the debut to the next day, and the rest was history. Some are going as silly as they are secretly planning to announce a Christmas or New Year’s special.
Many are lightly glossing over the fact that showrunner Chris Chibnall stated that the New Year’s episode “Resolution” would be the only episode in 2019. Production had begun earlier this year and the new season would debut in 2020.
It’s, also, good to remember that it will have been over a year since a new episode of the series was last seen. It is safe to say that the new season will drop early in 2020. While season 11 got off to a solid start in my opinion, there is larger room for improvement for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and some growth for her companions, like Jaz. With all that being said, any news about the show is good news.