Whovians are in for a treat when the Doctor Who sixtieth-anniversary episode rolls around next year. Back in May, it was revealed that David Tennant would be making his return to the franchise alongside his former companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and now it looks like he’ll also be joined by Neil Patrick Harris… Yes, you’ve read that correctly!
Tennant and Tate aren’t the only familiar faces to return to Doctor Who. The anniversary special will also mark the return of veteran Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies, who has returned to helm the series once more, following Chris Chibnall’s tenure as showrunner during Jodie Whittaker’s time as the Thirteenth Doctor. With Whittaker’s final appearance as the Doctor set for later this year, a new regeneration will soon be arriving in the form of Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, who was announced as the Fourteenth regeneration in May.
“It’s my huge honor to open our studio doors for the mighty Neil Patrick Harris… but who, why, what is he playing? You’ll just have to wait. But I promise you, the stuff we’re shooting now is off the scale. Doctor beware!” Davies said.
An official release date has not yet been given for the Doctor Who: 60th Anniversary special, but it is set to arrive sometime next year.