"Something's coming" in this all-new Doctor Who season 12 trailer

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Exactly 56 years to the day since Doctor Who first graced our television sets, the BBC has released a new teaser trailer for the second series starring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor – the 12th since the reboot in 2005 and 38th(!) overall.

Along with glimpses of some returning characters and upcoming guests – including Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry, and Goran Višnjić – the trailer shows us a number of curious sights, including a Nazi-occupied 1943 Paris and the reprise of an old favourite antagonist: a rusty-looking Cyberman. Just as he comes into view, the Doctor says, ominously: "Something's coming for me... I can feel it."

Here, take a peek:

Sadly, there was no further info teased in the video description as all the blurb says is: "Doctor Who. Coming early 2020". Yup, that's it. Yup, I'm disappointed, too. 

As Bradley reported yesterday, Doctor Who is looking to up the ante for its big return. According to showrunner Chris Chibnall, the season 12 premiere could be one of the biggest the show has ever done – and has also teased what else we can expect from the new series.

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“It’s big, the first episode,” Chibnall revealed at a recent roundtable at which GamesRadar+ was present. “It’s the biggest episode we’ve done. It might be the biggest episode the show has done. Lots of action, lots of fun.”

While the season 12 premiere doesn’t yet have a release date, Chibnall was also keen to stress that the show will “continue the ongoing journey” with the Thirteenth Doctor, played by a returning Jodie Whittaker. “We want to do big action-packed emotional, scary, funny stories and I think what we want to go up a level from last year,” he says.

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Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.