‘Doctor Who’ Cast Teases ‘Bigger’ And ‘Scarier’ Season 12

Doctor Who season 11 saw many changes come to the beloved show. Some fans enjoyed these changes while others didn’t. Many Whovians are probably looking for a step up in storytelling in season 12. According to the cast, Doctor Who season 12 is going to be “bigger” and “scarier” than season 11. So it just might deliver what many fans want.

Of course, only time will tell how fans react to the show. Yet this is not the first time that a “bigger” and “scarier” season has been teased. Doctor Who seasons 11 & 12 showrunner Chris Chibnall has said that the first episode of season 12 will be “big” and Bradley Walsh has mentioned “terrifying” monsters.

What have the cast said about ‘Doctor Who’ season 12?

Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker, and Bradley Walsh of Doctor Who season 12
Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Jodie Whitaker and Bradley Walsh at the Doctor Who season 11 premiere | Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

According to an interview with Digital Spy, Mandip Gill says that “it goes bigger” than season 11. She “[doesn’t] know how [they] got there” but the show has definitely gotten bigger, according to Gill. “We have story arcs. We have two-parters,” she says.

Gill adds: “We have reoccurring monsters. We have new monsters.” So far it’s sounding like a dream season for any Whovian. Yet, of course, you never know. It might not live up to the hype.

How scary will ‘Doctor Who’ be according to the cast?

Many Doctor Who fans will probably say that the show can fit into many genres, besides the obvious sci-fi. One of those genres being horror, as Doctor Who can be quite scary when it wants to be. According to the cast, Doctor Who season 12 will continue in that tradition. Gill told Digital Spy that “it’s got scarier.”

Tosin Cole added that he “was scared” on set. Jodie Whittaker echoes Cole by saying she “bricked it” because of how scary the monsters were. Whittaker adds that she and the rest of the cast felt like ” ‘I know, I’ve read it. We’ve rehearsed it.”

“We’ve also shot seven different angles. But at this moment in time, I know it’s about to pop up, and it’s going to be awful’,” Whittaker says. Apparently, “every time, it was terrifying.”

What do fans seem to want in ‘Doctor Who’ season 12?

One thing that many fans didn’t enjoy about season 11 was the lack of iconic villains, either new or returning. It seems like Doctor Who season 12 might be fixing that problem, based on what the cast had to say about it. And fans certainly hope so. One fan on Twitter says “It seems that they are learning from their mistakes.”

“Please be like this all throughout season 12,” the fan continues. “Please be good.” Another fan says that they “liked the [way in season 11] monsters aren’t just the big scary thing, but can also be an ordinary person.” However, this fan also states that “You don’t want that every week.”

The fan goes on to say that “Doctor Who has always been great at giving us good monsters, so hopefully we can get back to that in season 12.” Another fan says “Here’s hoping for some excellent, scary antagonists in series 12!”

The same fan, in another tweet, asks if “anyone else [wishes season] 11 had a scary/horror episode.” This fan hopes that showrunner Chris Chibnall “takes it up a notch in series 12!”