They have a new Doctor Who, and he will be installed just in time for the 60th Anniversary specials, which will serve as the debut. As is traditional, faces from the past will also be making a reappearance.
David Tennant and Catherine Tate will return, according to the BBC. Tennant was the tenth incarnation of the time traveller, starting in 2005.
Tate took on the role of regular companion Donna Noble in the fourth season, with the Donna character ceasing to travel with the Doctor and having no memory of their adventures. Her mind wiped to save her from death.
Tennant did make a one-off return for The Day of the Doctor 50th-anniversary special in 2013.
Showrunner Russell T Davies, who was also their show runner in his previous time with the show, will be behind this special that will be the first full adventure of a new Doctor in the form of Ncuti Gatwa.
Davies said in a statement:
“They’re back! And it looks impossible – first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna. What on earth is happening? Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.”
Doctor Who will return to BBC One later this year in the for, of a 90-minute special to celebrate the centenary of the BBC that will see Jodie Whittaker’s time in the Tardis end.