The 60th Anniversary Doctor Who specials’ premiere date has finally been revealed. The episodes will debut on Disney+ and BBC on November 25, December 2 and December 9.
David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor, is back as the Fourteenth Doctor following the regeneration of Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor at the end of The Power of The Doctor in 2022. Why? That’s just part of the big mystery that will draw viewers to three specials in November and December, especially as Catherine Tate will again join Tennant as Donna Temple-Noble, one of the series’ most beloved companions.
The official trailer teases a big villain in Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘The Toymaker,’ but also ends with an image of Ncuti Gatwa, who will be the Fifteenth Doctor and will begin his first official season as The Doctor in 2024.
Check out the trailer below.
The budget for these specials looks big, with both the cinematography and special effects (at least in this trailer) looking larger than in previous seasons, maybe due to the new partnership between Disney and BBC for Doctor Who.
Here’s the title of each special and when they air:
- The Star Beast – November 25
- Wild Blue Yonder – December 2
- The Giggle – December 9
Russell T. Davis has returned to the showrunner seat for Doctor Who, and it sounds like he’s pushing for new ideas, with David Tennant recently saying:
“when I saw what that first script was based on, then I read the second script, which is unlike any Doctor Who episode ever. These new specials are Russell off the leash.”
Are you excited to watch these three new Doctor Who specials? Let me know what you think of the trailer in the comment section below.