It was announced on January 1 that actor and comedian John Bishop would be joining the Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz for BBC’s upcoming Season 13 of Doctor Who later this year.
Bishop will be portraying the character Dan who, while becoming entangled in the Doctors adventures, learns there’s more to the Universes than he could have comprehended. While on the TARDIS, the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan will be also be introduced to alien races, and his worst nightmares would not have dared dream.
In speaking about the show, Bishop stated:
“If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to step on board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it. It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who, and I couldn’t wish for a better company that Jodie and Mandip.”
Showrunner, Chris Chibnall, added:
“It’s time for the next chapter of Doctor Who, and it starts with a man called Dan. Oh, we’ve had to keep this one secret for a long, long time. Our conversations started with John even before the pandemic hit. The character of Dan was built for him, and it’s a joy to have him aboard the TARDIS.”
Season 13 of Doctor Who began filming in November 2020, and Bishop will make his first appearance when the season starts later this year on BBC America. For more updates, follow the Doctor Who Twitter account. You can watch the promo below.