Disney+ and BBC have announced premiere dates for the three new Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials.
The first special, The Star Beast, will premiere November 25, followed by Wild Blue Yonder on December 2 and The Giggle on December 9. The specials reunite the 14th Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Temple-Noble (Catherine Tate) as they come face-to-face with their most terrifying villain yet: the Toymaker, played by Neil Patrick Harris in his Doctor Who debut. All will premiere on Disney+ globally except in the UK and Ireland, where they will air on the BBC.
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We’re also getting an expanded look at the specials in a new trailer. You can watch it above.
Additional new cast includes Yasmin Finney as Rose Temple-Noble, Miriam Margolyes as the voice of the Meep and Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham, as well as returning characters Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart.
Doctor Who is the longest running action-adventure television series in the world spanning 60 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9.6m fans across social platforms/channels and 100m video views on YouTube in the last year alone.
Doctor Who is produced by Bad Wolf and BBC Studios. Russell T. Davies returns as showrunner, and also serves as a writer and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter. The 60th anniversary specials are written by Davies and directed by Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley, and Chanya Button, respectively. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.
Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the TARDIS as the 15th Doctor in the new season, which will stream globally in 2024 on Disney+ and on the BBC in the UK and Ireland.
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