Last fall, Disney Branded Television and the BBC announced they had joined forces to bring fan-favorite series Doctor Who to a global audience. Well, get excited, Doctor Who fans, because today, the trailer and premiere dates were revealed for the three new Doctor Who 60th-anniversary specials, set to debut on Disney+ globally except in the UK and Ireland, where they will air on the BBC.
When do the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials Release?
- “The Star Beast” (Nov. 25)
- “Wild Blue Yonder” (Dec. 2)
- “The Giggle” (Dec. 9)
Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special Cast Information:
All episodes will reunite the Fourteenth 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). 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.
The 60th-anniversary specials are written by Russell T. Davies and directed by Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley, and Chanya Button, respectively. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.
The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary special trailer shows a quiet scene that we know will soon turn chaotic. We get a good look at our returning characters (Hello David Tennant and Catherine Tate!). As for Neil Patrick Harris, let’s just say that the glimpse of his creepy character will haunt me in my dreams tonight.
Doctor Who is produced by Bad Wolf and BBC Studios. The series returns under the creative vision of returning showrunner Russell T. Davies, who also serves as a writer and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner, and Jane Tranter.
Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the TARDIS as the Fifteenth Doctor over the festive period and the new season of Doctor Who will stream globally in 2024 on Disney+ and the BBC in the UK and Ireland.