‘Doctor Who’ special teaser reunites David Tennant and Catherine Tate

Neil Patrick Harris plays a villain role in the teaser, which also offers a first look at Ncuti Gatwa’s version of the Doctor.

DOCTOR WHO, (from left): David Tennant, Catherine Tate, (season 4), 2005-. Photo: Adrian Rogers/ © Sci-Fi Channel/BBC/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Doctor Who

©BBC/Courtesy of the Everett Collection

‘Doctor Who’ will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, but the new teaser trailer for the upcoming special series takes it back to 2008. The trailer, released on Christmas Day, brings together one of the most popular doctor-companion combinations ever Returning to the show’s story – David Tennant and Catherine Tate – for a new three-part adventure.

Tennant played the long-running British show’s Tenth Doctor for three series and several specials that aired between 2005 and 2010. In his return to the series that made him famous, Tennant will play the fourteenth reincarnation of the Time Lord, replacing Jodie Whittaker. who directed the show for three series and three specials that aired during the year, starring in the specials celebrating the history of the science fiction program.

Accompanying Tennant is Tate, who played companion Donna Noble in series 4 of the show in 2008. This series ended with Donna saving the universe at the cost of losing her memories of the Doctor and her travels with him, and the Doctor had to let go of her living in ignorance to prevent her death. The teaser sees those old memories resurface in Donna as the Fourteenth Doctor tries to save her from a new alien threat.

Also starring in the teaser are Neil Patrick Harris, who will play the main villain, and Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney, who plays a young woman named Rose – probably not coincidentally the same name as the Tenth Doctor’s first companion, Rose Tyler (pictured by Billie Piper). The teaser ends with a glimpse of Ncuti Gatwa, who is introduced in the special as the Doctor’s fifteenth incarnation. Gatwa, best known for starring in Netflix teen comedy Sex Education and for his upcoming role in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, will be the first black actor to direct the series when season 14 ends in 2024 premieres Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday, the Doctor’s new companion, during Davis

The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials are scheduled to air in November 2023. In the United States and other territories outside the United Kingdom, the specials will be broadcast on Disney+, coinciding with the streamer’s new deal with the BBC. Check out the teaser below.

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