Whittaker has played the thirteenth incarnation of the Time Lord since 2017, and will be passing on the reigns to Ncuti Gatwa following her final episode.
A feature-length centenary special, titled The Power Of The Doctor, will see out Whittaker’s time on the show.
Her final battle. Her deadliest enemies 🔥
— Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor 🔥 (@bbcdoctorwho) October 8, 2022
The trailer shows her fighting for her own existence, with adversaries in The Master, the Daleks and the Cybermen all set to show up.
Further issues will include deciphering who is attacking a speeding bullet train on the edges of a distant galaxy, why seismologists are going missing from 21st century Earth, and why some of history’s most famous paintings are being defaced.
Two previous companions of the Doctor from earlier eras are also expected to show up.
Janet Fielding will return as Tegan Jovanka, the companion to the fourth and fifth Doctors, while Sophie Aldred will reprise her role as Ace – companion to the seventh Doctor.
Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor release date
It will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.