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Doctor Who is set to battle old villains Cybermen in ‘darker’ new series

Jodie Whittaker ‘is set to battle the Cybermen for the first time in darker new Doctor Who series’

She is the long-standing series first ever female Doctor.

And Jodie Whittaker is set to battle old villains the Cybermen in a ‘darker’ new series of Doctor Who, according to The Mirror. 

The Time Llord will clash with the terrifying villains who can convert to emotionless humans – who have not been seen since Peter Capaldi was shot by them and regenerated as Whittaker in 2017.

Return: Jodie Whittaker is set to battle old villains the Cybermen in a ‘darker’ new series of Doctor Who

The plot will centre around author Mary Shelley being inspired by the cold and calculating cyborgs to write the horror novel Frankenstein.

A source told the publication: ‘This new run is much scarier than Jodie’s first year and will ­definitely put the frighteners on fans. Things are about to get darker for the Doctor.’ 

The Cybermen first appeared alongside original Time Lord William Hartnell in 1966.

They are one of the Doctor’s most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show most seasons.

Scary: The plot will centre around author Mary Shelley being inspired by the cold and calculating cyborgs to write the horror novel Frankenstein

Scary: The plot will centre around author Mary Shelley being inspired by the cold and calculating cyborgs to write the horror novel Frankenstein

In May, the thirteenth Doctor Jodie was spotted coming face-to-face with The Judoon during filming at Gloucester Cathedral for the first time. 

The rhino-headed space police first appeared on Doctor Who in 2007 when they transported a London hospital to the moon.

Historically, The Judoon has had an important role in Doctor Who after they brought on the meeting between the tenth Doctor and his companion Martha Jones.

Thirteenth Doctor: In May, the thirteenth Doctor Jodie was spotted coming face-to-face with The Judoon during filming at Gloucester Cathedral for the first time

Thirteenth Doctor: In May, the thirteenth Doctor Jodie was spotted coming face-to-face with The Judoon during filming at Gloucester Cathedral for the first time

Bosses have stayed tight-lipped as to how The Judoon will return to the show next year but the episode will also feature a guest appearance by Neil Stuke.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall said: ‘The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! 

‘The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series.

‘And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.’  

Mission accomplished: Bosses have stayed tight-lipped as to how The Judoon will return to the show next year but the episode will also feature a guest appearance by Neil Stuke

Mission accomplished: Bosses have stayed tight-lipped as to how The Judoon will return to the show next year but the episode will also feature a guest appearance by Neil Stuke

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