Doctor Who has revealed the titles for its three 60th anniversary specials and shared a brand new trailer featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
The beloved BBC sci-fi series is returning in November 2023 with three specials to celebrate its 60th anniversary, with a whole host of familiar faces returning.
Now, Doctor Who has revealed the titles of the three anniversary episodes and given a glimpse at the drama-packed storylines which will feature in a tense trailer.
The brief 40-second clip showed David, 52, reprising his role as the Doctor while comedian Catherine, 53, once again joined him as fan-favourite Donna Noble.
It also featured newcomer Yasmin Finney as Rose and showed villain Neil Patrick Harris embodying The Toymaker as he faced-off with David.
Exciting: Doctor Who has revealed the titles for its three 60th anniversary specials and shared a brand new trailer featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate
In between brief clips from the upcoming episodes, the three episode titles were confirmed to be – The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle.
The brief trailer kicked off with Donna asking David’s 10th Doctor: ‘Why did this face come back? To say goodbye?’
An orange explosion could then be seen in the sky as David said: ‘I don’t think that’s a plane, it’s a spaceship in trouble.’
He gave the warning to newcomer Rose – played by Heartstopper star Yasmin – who looked in awe as she stood alongside The Doctor.
The first special title, The Star Beast, then flashed up on screen followed by drama-filled scenes from the episode, featuring a metal insect-like creature with red eyes.
As ‘redacted’ and ‘network error’ warnings appeared in the trailer, a shocked Donna was heard asking the Doctor: ‘Oh my God, where are we?’
With the time-travelling Time Lord then replying: ‘I’m sorry Donna.’
The second title, Wild Blue Yonder, then flashed up before Neil’s embodiment of the famous Toymaker villain debuted.
Return: The sci-fi series is returning in November 2023 with three specials to celebrate its 60th anniversary, with a whole host of familiar faces returning – including Catherine’s Donna Noble
Tension: The trailer also featured newcomer Yasmin Finney as Rose and
As the Toymaker was seen dancing in circles sporting a tuxedo, the Doctor warned: ‘He’s here, driving you mad, laughing at the human race.’
The Doctor was then showed reluctantly dancing with the Toymaker, before the third special title, The Giggle, was revealed.
A final clip showed Donna prodding a small fluffy creature in the eye as it lay hidden behind an array of cuddly toys.
But when the animal suddenly moved, Donna yelled: ‘What the hell?’
Rose also jumped in fright as it seems that she will be accompanying the Doctor and Donna on more than one adventure through space and time.
Alongside the trailer, a caption read: ‘#DoctorWho returns later this year for its 60th anniversary with three special episodes.
Special One: THE STAR BEAST. Special Two: WILD BLUE YONDER. Special Three: THE GIGGLE.’
Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary, with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor.
The Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, will then take control of the TARDIS alongside Millie Gibson as his new companion Ruby Sunday, with his first episode airing over the festive period next year.
In October, Jodie Whittaker stepped down from her role as The Doctor, replaced by returning star David for the upcoming anniversary episodes.
In Jodie’s last episode, fans were given a glimpse of Ncuti’s version of The Doctor as he was briefly featured in a teaser trailer along with David.
It was previously announced that the likes of Jinkx Monsoon and Jonathan Groff will be joining the cast for Ncuti’s upcoming series of Doctor Who.
The Broadway star, 38, who is known for the crime series Mindhunter, was previously announced to be joining the science fiction series.
The BBC said he will play a ‘mysterious and exciting’ guest part where he will be ‘jumping aboard the Tardis’.
New pictures show Jonathan wearing 1800s period fashion complete with a blue tailcoat, embroidered vest, dark pantaloons and light blue cravat.
Villain: The trailer also gave a glimpse at Neil Patrick Harris embodying formidable The Toymaker as he faced-off with David’s 10th Doctor
New cast: After the specials, the Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, will take control of the TARDIS in 2024 alongside Millie Gibson as his new companion Ruby Sunday
Here he is! It was previously announced that Jonathan Groff will be joining the cast for Ncuti’s upcoming series of Doctor Who and a first look picture was revealed earlier this week
He is shown appearing alongside Sex Education star Ncuti, who is set to take over as the Time Lord, and Coronation Street actress Millie, who is playing Ruby.
Ncuti, 30, is seen in the images dressed in a red waistcoat, cream pants and stockings with coiffed, tied-back hair, while Millie wears a yellow dress, white gloves and golden jewellery.
Teasing the new episode, the BBC said: ‘Dress to impress and beware the duchess….’
The revamp of the long-running series sees Russell T Davies return as showrunner and drag queen Jinkx Monsoon star as the Doctor’s ‘most powerful enemy yet’.