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Today Disney+ announced the premiere dates for the three Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials. Check out the trailer!

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Doctor Who: David Tennant as The Doctor — Photo credit: Sally Mais © BBC Studios 2022

It’s been roughly a year since Disney Branded Television and the BBC announced that they had joined forces to bring fan-favorite series Doctor Who to a global audience. Fast forward to today, when the trailer and premiere dates were revealed for the three new Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials, set to debut on Disney+ globally except in the UK and Ireland, where they will air on the BBC.

The three specials will premiere as follows: “The Star Beast” on Saturday, November 25, “Wild Blue Yonder” on Saturday, December 2, and “The Giggle” on Saturday, December 9.

They reunite the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Temple-Noble (Catherine Tate) as they come face-to-face with their most terrifying villain yet: the Toymaker (How I Met Your Mother‘s Neil Patrick Harris in his Doctor Who debut).

Additional new cast members include Yasmin Finney (Heartstopper) as Rose Temple-Noble, Miriam Margolyes (“Harry Potter” films) as the voice of the Meep, and Ruth Madeley (The Rook) as Shirley Anne Bingham, with Jacqueline King returning as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, and the late Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott.

Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) takes control of the TARDIS as the Fifteenth Doctor over the festive anniversary period and in the new season of Doctor Who, which will stream globally in 2024 on Disney+ and on the BBC in the UK and Ireland.

Produced by Bad Wolf and BBC Studios, Doctor Who returns under the creative vision of returning showrunner Russell T. Davies, who also serves as a writer and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner, and Jane Tranter. The 60th anniversary specials are written by Russell T. Davies and directed by Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley, and Chanya Button. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.


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Doctor Who: Disney+ Sets Premiere Dates for 60th Anniversary Specials
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