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Last month, Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker announced they were to leave Doctor Who in a trio of Specials, culminating in an epic blockbuster Special to air in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.

With a six-part Event Serial announced for the autumn, and two Specials already planned for 2022, BBC One has now asked for an additional final feature-length adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor, to form a trio of Specials for 2022, before the Doctor regenerates once more.

Since then, the BBC have teased: "We will announce plans for the new generation of Doctor Who in due course - watch this space!". As part of the annual Edinburgh TV Festival, the heads of BBC genres and content appeared at a panel, where they were asked about the future of Doctor Who.

Speaking at this year's festival, the BBC's Director of Drama, Piers Wenger was asked if he had a plan for the future of the series beyond 2022. He responded: "No, I don't. As with any change in Doctor and showrunner, it will be ambitious and radical. We will have to look at the TV landscape in which it will play. So, change is ahead!"

Doctor Who returns this Autumn on BBC One and iPlayer.


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