Last week, it was announced that Sex Education actor Ncuti Gatwa would be the next Doctor after Jodie Whitaker retires her character this year in a series of three specials. The first special aired on January 1st, the second on April 17th, and the third is slated to release on the BBC in October of this year.
But the Doctor Who social media accounts have been cryptically teasing some exciting news on social media after Russell T. Davies was announced as the showrunner for next year’s 60th Anniversary Special. And now they’ve finally revealed that David Tennant and Catherine Tate will reprise their roles for the 2023 special as the tenth Doctor and Donna Noble, respectively. Tennant is widely considered to be the best iteration of the Doctor out of all of the actors that portrayed him since the series’ inception in 1963.
In a press release, Russell T. Davies said the following: “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.”
The special will premiere sometime in 2023, but it is unclear when. Tennant and Tate are currently on set and shooting scenes for it, according to the BBC.