Filming On The New Season Of “Doctor Who” Begins
The BBC has recently announced that filming on the brand new season of “Doctor Who” is now underway in Wales. Eariler this year, it was announced that Disney was teaming up with the BBC to deliver this quintessentially British show to future generations on an unprecedented scale with Disney+ as the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside the UK and Ireland.
“Doctor Who” features the adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling spaceship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.
Both BBC and Disney have aligned under returning showrunner Russell T Davies’ bold vision, who takes control of the TARDIS in 2023. He was responsible for Doctor Who’s revival in 2005 and is credited with propelling the show into one of TV’s biggest hits. The show will be produced by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios Production.
The new episodes of Doctor Who will return to screens in November 2023 to coincide with the 60th anniversary and will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. David Tennant will play the Fourteenth Doctor for three specials, before Ncuti Gatwa takes over the role as the Fifteenth Doctor over the festive season. Last month, during this year’s “Children in Need” charity event, it was announced that former “Coronation Street” star Millie Gibson will play Gatwa’s companion, who is named Ruby Sunday.
The new episodes will premiere on the BBC and Disney+ beginning in late 2023 for fans all over the world.