John Bishop Joins The TARDIS In Season 13 – .
Actor and comedian John Bishop will be dating the thirteenth Doctor and Yaz on the TARDIS for the upcoming 13th season of BBC America’s Doctor Who. Season 13 began filming in November and is expected to premiere later in 2021.
Bischof will play Dan in the new season. While embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures, Dan quickly learns that the universe contains more than he could ever believe. As he travels through space and time with Doctor and Yaz, he will be exposed to evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares.
“If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it,” said Bishop. Getting to Doctor Who is an absolute dream and I couldn’t ask for better company than Jodie and Mandip. “
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“It’s time for the next chapter of Doctor Who and it starts with a man named Dan,” added Chris Chibnall, showrunner. “Oh, we had to keep this one secret for a long, long time. Our conversations with John began before the pandemic. Dan’s character was built for him and it is a pleasure to have him aboard the TARDIS. “
Bishop replaces Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, who were confirmed in November to leave the series after the New Years special.
BBC Studios Executive Producer Matt Strevens said, “It was a great pleasure to have John on the cast and we’ve already had a lot of fun on set. We can’t wait for you to meet Dan when the show returns later this year. “
Piers Wenger, BBC Drama Controller, said: “We’re thrilled to have John Bishop on Doctor Who. Along with Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill, John is a wonderful addition to the show, and we have no doubt that Season 13 will be another exciting series of adventures for the Doctor. “
Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director of BBC America, said, “We welcome John Bishop to this legendary and timeless franchise. Dan, Yaz and the thirteenth doctor are sure to surprise and delight American viewers in 2021. “
Known in the UK as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Bishop previously appeared in E4’s Skins and ITV legal thriller Fearless.