DOCTOR WHO 60th Anniversary Specials Trailer Finally Reveals Who Neil Patrick Harris Is Playing

DOCTOR WHO 60th Anniversary Specials Trailer Finally Reveals Who Neil Patrick Harris Is Playing DOCTOR WHO 60th Anniversary Specials Trailer Finally Reveals Who Neil Patrick Harris Is Playing

BBC has finally released a trailer for this November's Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials, and it features a big Donna Noble reveal along with confirmation of who Neil Patrick Harris is going to play...

By JoshWilding - Sep 23, 2023 08:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Television

We finally have a full-length trailer for this year's Doctor Who 60th-anniversary specials, and with that comes confirmation Neil Patrick Harris is indeed playing the villainous Celestial Toymaker! 

Fans have long theorised that might be the case and he looks like a suitably formidable foe here. However, the villain is far from the biggest challenge the Doctor will face when he returns in his Fourteenth iteration because Donna Noble has regained her memories and it's down to the time-travelling hero to save her. 

We also see the return of UNIT and Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (who is rumoured to be getting her own spin-off series) and everything shown here suggests the long-running sci-fi series has been given a fresh lick of paint by returning showrunner Russell T Davies. 

With the show heading to Disney+ outside the UK, Doctor Who will soon reach a bigger audience than ever before. With that comes what's thought to be a significant budget increase, and that should help it feel more in line with The Mandalorian and Star Trek: Discovery, for example, with the next few years for Whovians shaping up to be very exciting indeed.

David Tennant's Doctor will take centre stage in three specials we previously learned will be titled "The Star Beast," "Wild Blue Yonder," and "The Giggle." 

Joining him and Catherine Tate as Donna will be Yasmin Finney, Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham, and the late Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott.

A brief logline accompanied the trailer which reads, "Destiny isn’t done with them just yet...The Doctor and Donna return for three special episodes." That doesn't give much away, though there's likely a good reason for the secrecy!

Frustratingly, we still don't have an official premiere date for the first of these Doctor Who specials but it has at least been confirmed that they are indeed heading our way this November. 

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