Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Trailer: David Tennant’s Return Is Connected To His Companion


  • The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary trailer has finally arrived, revealing details about the upcoming specials and the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
  • Russell T. Davies is returning as showrunner, leading a show with a bigger budget thanks to a distribution deal with Disney+.
  • The specials will introduce Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and will include a new companion, Rose Noble, tying the show’s history to both the classic and modern eras.

The trailer for the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary has finally arrived. The show first premiered in 1963, when it was originally led by William Hartnell. Since then, numerous actors have taken the role of the Doctor, and countless companions have come and gone. Ncuti Gatwa is preparing to take on his role as the Fifteenth Doctor in season 14, which will premiere in 2024. Season 14 will be preceded by the 60th Anniversary specials, which will be released in November.

Now, the wait for the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary trailer is officially over. The official Doctor Who YouTube account released a look at the upcoming specials that will change the Doctor’s universe forever. Check it out below:

The trailer features David Tennant’s return as the Fourteenth Doctor, joined by Catherine Tate, who will reprise her role as Donna Noble. It covers all three of the specials and reveals details of why Donna is returning to the world of Doctor Who. With a spaceship crashing in front of her, she risks remembering the Doctor and outright dying because of it.

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Everything We Know About The 60th Anniversary Specials

After leading Doctor Who into its modern era by reviving the show in 2005, Russell T. Davies is back as showrunner. He will helm the show with a massively increased budget due to the recent distribution deal with Disney+. As part of the deal, Disney will distribute the show internationally. After the specials, Davies will lead Doctor Who season 14 and presumably the rest of Gatwa’s tenure as the Doctor.

The titles for every one of the 60th Anniversary specials have already been confirmed. The episode titles, in order, are “The Star Beast,” “Wild Blue Yonder,” and “The Giggle.” Gatwa will debut as the Doctor at some point during the specials, with the new trailer also revealing this brief but new snippet. Neil Patrick Harris will also join the Doctor Who cast, as the actor is now confirmed to be playing the Toymaker after long speculation.

The specials will also introduce Rose Noble, the Fifteenth Doctor’s companion and the daughter of Donna Noble. Her presence helps to ground Gatwa’s Doctor in the show’s history and paves the way for a new era. Unsurprisingly, Davies is tying the 60th Anniversary specials to both the show’s classic and the modern run, given that he has always held extraordinary respect for the series. The trailer reveals just how the show will honor its history, which is what Doctor Who needs.

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