The BBC has announced that filming has begun on a new season of “Doctor Who”, which will be the second season to star Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor, who is a mysterious 2,000-year-old time traveller, and his companion’s journey across time and space in a ship known as TARDIS.
One of the longest-running and most successful programs in television history, “Doctor Who” boasts an estimated 100 million fans in 54 countries. With high production values, innovative CGI from Oscar-winning company The Mill, an all-star cast and scripts, “Doctor Who” is the ultimate adventure in the human race – gripping, breathtaking and action-packed.
A small teaser video was released, showcasing the TARDIS being unveiled.
“Doctor Who” returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will air over the festive period, with a new season being released in 2024.
The show originally debuted back in 1963 and ran for 26 seasons until 1989, when it was cancelled. However, it returned in 2005, with a soft reboot and has run for an additional 13 seasons. Ncuti Gatwa’s first full season will be the show’s 14th and this means the new season they’ve started filming today is the 15th season.
Since the series is filmed in Wales and is a British show, the SAG-AFTRA union strike will have less of an impact, though it might stop some American actors from making cameos in Ncuti Gatwa’s second season.
“Doctor Who” will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of “Doctor Who” outside of the UK and Ireland.
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