Doctor Who is bringing back The Judoon for the show’s twelfth season, which is presently filming ahead of a 2020 premiere. Additionally, Neil Stuke (Doctor Foster, Silk, Silent Witness) has been set to guest star in an unspecified role.
The Judoon were first introduced in the 2007 episode Smith And Jones, in which they terrorised the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones on the moon. The rhino-headed, brutish intergalactic police are returning to cause havoc and they are on a deadly mission: But what for? And why has it brought them to present-day Gloucester?
Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios and stars Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. BBC America co-produces for the U.S. market. Chris Chibnall is the executive producer and showrunner. The eleventh season was the show’s biggest in over a decade, with an average audience of 8.6m viewers in the 28 days following broadcast, across all available devices.
“No! Sho! Blo! The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now”, said Chris Chibnall. “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.”