13th Physician groups up with a pirate queen in Legend of the Sea Devils trailer

Jodie Whittaker’s time because the Thirteenth Physician winds down with Legend of the Sea Devils, second of three Physician Who specials in 2022.

We’re counting down to a different regeneration on Physician Who, though precisely who will change Jodie Whittaker to turn into the Fourteenth Physician stays a tightly guarded secret. (No, it is not Tom Holland.) However the BBC this weekend dropped a teaser for Legend of the Sea Devils, one in all three particular episodes airing this 12 months to mark Whittaker’s ultimate days because the Thirteenth Physician.

As beforehand reported, the lately concluded 13th season was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (That is the 13th season because the franchise restarted in 2005, not the 13th season because the present debuted the day after the Kennedy assassination). As a substitute of the standard 13 episodes, S13 solely deliberate for eight due to the pandemic. Finally, showrunner Chris Chibnall determined to chop the season down to simply six episodes, with a whole narrative arc moderately than the episodic construction that has been extra typical of the collection. (The choice will not be unprecedented, nonetheless. The Trial of a Time Lord in 1986 was additionally one full narrative.)

Collectively, the six-episode arc was given the subtitle Flux. In it, the Physician and her companions encountered a universe-ending anomaly intent on killing the Physician. The crew additionally confronted a smorgasbord of basic Whovian alien races: the Ood, the Cybermen, the Sontarans, and the Weeping Angels. Whereas some critics discovered the narrative arc complicated—nearly inevitable when the Weeping Angels are concerned—and the finale disappointing, it was typically a strong season.

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