After last month’s official reveal that David Tennant would be reprising his role as The Doctor for the 60th Anniversary special of Doctor Who, fans have been clamoring for more details ahead of the special’s airing next year. To celebrate Doctor Who Day, BBC has dropped new content celebrating Tennant’s return, along with several new videos introducing the next Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa, and a look ahead at the 60th Anniversary special.
The theme around the upcoming slate of Doctor Who projects is apparently “what is old, becomes new again” as there are several connecting threads between the past and future of Doctor Who. For starters, the logo for the anniversary special is a call back to the very first logo created for the series during its initial run back in 1963. In addition to Tennant’s return, famed showrunner Russell T. Davies is also returning to helm the next series of Doctor Who. Davies helped create much of the magic of the new Doctor Who series from 2005 all the way through the end of the 4th series in 2010 when he was succeeded by Steven Moffat.
BBC also released a new poster showcasing the 14th Doctor alongside all the previous incarnations, including the recently regenerated 13th Doctor played by Jodie Whitaker. There’s also a brief interview with Ncuti Gatwa and his new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson. It’s a really fun introduction to the two cornerstones of the 15th Doctor’s story arc.
You can currently catch up on older episodes of Doctor Who on HBO Max in the US, but starting in November of 2023, Disney+ will be the series’ new home.