David Tennant returns as the star of Doctor whotake the lead as the fourteenth Doctor in the upcoming Doctor who Especially for the 60th anniversary. Before that, Tennant’s Doctor appeared in the opening sketch of this year’s Red Nose Day telethon for Comic Relief on March 17. The sketch shows Red Nose Day host Lenny Henry preparing to go on stage in his dressing room when he develops stomach problems. The next thing he knows he is regenerating and then replaced by Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor. Tennant then repeats a line from his other regeneration scene and runs off.
Of course Henry was back to his old self in time for the show. You can view the sketch below.
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Doctor who will return in November 2023 with three 60th anniversary specials starring Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor. Catherine Tate also returns as former companion Donna Noble. Doctor who Season 14, which began shooting last week, follows with Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and Millie Gibson as companion Ruby Sunday.
These will be the first new episodes of Doctor who to stream worldwide on Disney+ as part of a new deal between Disney Branded Television and the BBC. Just days after Whittaker’s farewell episode, the BBC and Disney announced a plan to “transform”. Doctor who into a global franchise for UK audiences and the rest of the world.” Disney is rumored to have some creative control over the franchise and wants to give Doctor who a ‘Hollywood makeover’.
“I love this show, and this is the best of both worlds – with the vision and fun of the BBC and Disney+ together we can launch the TARDIS across the planet, reaching a new generation of fans while also keeping our traditional home firmly on hold the card.” BBC in the UK,” said returning showrunner Russell T. Davies in a press release. Davies previously expressed his belief that Doctor who should be a multi-show franchise similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He accomplished some of this during his original run as Doctor who showrunner, reviving the main Doctor Who series and launching spin-offs Torch wood And The Adventures of Sarah Jane.
Davies also confirmed that he is the Doctor Who Christmas special. He also confirmed that Doctor who Season 14 is shorter than previous seasons, but promises big plans have been set in motion.
Doctor who will first return its 60th anniversary specials in 2023 ahead of 2024 season 14. The new season seems like a perfect jumping-off point for curious newcomers, but other episodes of Doctor who still streaming on HBO Max. You can catch up with our streaming binge guide.
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