The BBC has released a spectacular trailer for the return of Doctor Who!
Celebrating 60 years of the iconic British sci-fi series, the show will be back on our screens this autumn with three brand new specials.
To mark the anniversary, David Tennant is reprising his role as the time-travelling Doctor.
He’ll be joined by returning co-star Catherine Tate as the Doctor’s friend, Donna Noble, last seen on the TARDIS in 2008 when the character tragically had the memories of her intergalactic adventures wiped.
The trio of new episodes have been penned by returning showrunner Russell T Davies.
While plot details for the upcoming Doctor Who specials are being kept strictly under wraps, we do know that the Time Lord will be facing off against a classic enemy.
It’s now been confirmed that How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is playing iconic villain The Toymaker, previously seen in a 1966 serial.
The BBC has also revealed that Grantchester actress Jemma Redgrave will reprise her role as UNIT boss Kate Lethbridge-Stewart; a part she’s already played alongside Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whitaker‘s Doctors.
And Call the Midwife fans should listen out for Miriam Margolyes – she’s voicing a cute little alien called the Meep!
Viewers got their biggest look yet at the new Doctor Who eps last night when an epic trailer premiered on BBC One just before Strictly Come Dancing.
The 2-minute preview also featured another glimpse of Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education, Barbie) as Tennant’s incoming replacement, the Fifteenth Doctor.
Watch the trailer here:
Fans on YouTube could hardly contain their excitement if the comments are anything to go by.
“This looks absolutely incredible, I am so happy to have David Tennant and Catherine Tate back,” said one. “They’ve slipped back into the roles perfectly.”
“I haven’t been this excited for Doctor Who in years,” wrote another. “This is the big one to bring everyone back under one tent! Looks amazing!”
There was much anticipation for the show’s latest guest star too, with a fan saying: “Neil Patrick Harris looks like the making of one of the best, most scary Doctor Who villains yet, I’m mesmerised by every glimpse of him.”
Brand new Doctor Who is set to premiere in November on BBC One and streaming on BBC iPlayer in the UK/Ireland, and on Disney+ in the rest of the world.
An official announcement with the exact release date is expected soon.
“This is just the start, as the fever starts to burn,” teased writer Russell T Davies.
“We’re heading for a November full of Doctor Who surprises, for fans and new viewers alike. Stay alert!”
The past 13 seasons of Doctor Who are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.