New Doctor Who Synopsis Teases A Spider Invasion In Upcoming Episode


This Sunday’s episode of Doctor Who season 11 is “Rosa,” a historical adventure which sees the TARDIS land in 1950s Alabama, where the gang encounter Rosa Parks. Now, though, a new synopsis has revealed where the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends will land the following week, in the season’s fourth installment.

It seems a familiar location’s in order, too, as the Doctor will drop her team back home in Sheffield for a quick pit stop. However, they’ll arrive just as some strange events are happening. Titled “Arachnids in the U.K.” (probably a pun on the Sex Pistols song, “Anarchy in the U.K.”), it looks like the episode will feature an invasion of the spiders.

“Something’s happening with the spiders in this city.”

The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire – and Yaz’s family – only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall again provides the script for this outing, with Salle Aprahamian in the director’s chair. The Good Wife‘s Chris Noth, Shobna Gulati and Tanya Fear are among the guest cast.

Along with the synopsis, the BBC also dropped a new look at the episode in the form of a snap (seen above) of an unknown scientist character (played by Fear). From the spider diagram behind her, we can assume she’ll be an ally to the Doctor in solving this eight-legged crisis. Also, we’ve included a previously-released photo which we can now say is from “Arachnids in the U.K.,” as it features Gulati in a living room that’s been overrun with cobwebs.

Be sure to catch Doctor Who 11×04 “Arachnids in the U.K.” on Sunday, October 28th. Seeing as that’s the closest episode we’ll get to Halloween, hopefully it’ll be a suitably scary one for those with creepy-crawly issues.

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