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Doctor Who New Year special is an ‘emotional watch’, says showrunner Chris Chibnall

Doctor Who fans be warned, as the New Year special is an emotional watch that will probably leave you in tears.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall has said that Revolution of the Daleks had the cast and crew in floods.

Bradley Walsh (Graham) and Tosin Cole (Ryan), who joined the cast of the BBC One programme in 2018 in Jodie Whittaker’s first full series as the Doctor, make their departures in the special episode.

‘It’s very emotional. I think we’ve all been in tears watching it,’ executive producer Chibnall said.

‘It’s a really important mix of a special, where you get lots of thrills, lots of spills, lots of humour, lots of Dalek and lots of emotion.”

‘It’s hard, but we don’t shy away from what it means for this family to have its final moments together and it’s emotional off screen,’ he added.

‘I hope it feels like a good send-off for those two characters, whatever happens to them.’Spilling more behind the scenes secrets, Chibnall also revealed he is not short of requests from actors wanting to play monsters in the sci-fi drama.

‘Everybody wants to be a monster,’ he said. ‘People go ‘Can I be a monster?’ – until you say ‘Well, it’s four hours in make-up every day’.’

The New Year’s Day episode of the hit sci-fi series will no doubt be as action-packed as fans are hoping for, as the return of the Daleks could prove to be disastrous for our heroes.

The official synopsis for the episode reads: ‘The upcoming festive special will see the return of one of the Doctor’s biggest and most feared enemies – the Daleks.

‘The Doctor is locked away in a high-security alien prison. Isolated, alone, with no hope of escape. ‘Far away, on Earth, her best friends, Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan and Graham have to pick up their lives without her. But it’s not easy. Old habits die hard. Especially when they discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek.

‘How can you fight a Dalek, without the Doctor?’

The bronze Daleks will make a reappearance for the first time since the 2017 Christmas special Twice Upon a Time, the same episode in which Whittaker was unveiled as the 13th Doctor.

John Barrowman also returns as Captain Jack Harkness.

Revolution of the Daleks airs on New Year’s Day at 6:45pm on BBC One.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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