Doctor Who: New Trailer for 60th Anniversary

Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes titled The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle.

Before the first live episode of Strictly Come Dancing, audiences were treated to a two minute trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who episodes to air in November. The trailer’s release coincides with it being 60-days until November 23rd, the date synonymous with the show’s inception.

The brand new trailer features Neil Patrick-Harris waltzing onto the scene, being credited in supporting material as the Toymaker, confirming the rumour that this is a return of the all-powerful enemy, The Celestial Toymaker, last seen in 1966.

Neil Patrick Harris IS the Toymaker (Picture: BBC Studios/Bad Wolf Studios)

The trailer also featured a longer sequence with Catherine Tate‘s character Donna Noble, acknowledging the disappearance of the TARDIS, and recognising the Doctor (David Tennant), with the Doctor warning Donna he may not be able to save her this time around.

Similarly, audiences were shown footage of UNIT’s new headquarters, with extended sequences of Jemma Redgrave‘s Kate Lethbridge Stewart, who last interacted with Tennant’s Doctor in the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor.

“This is just the start, as the fever starts to burn. We’re heading for a November full of Doctor Who surprises, for fans and new viewers alike. Stay alert!” reminds showrunner Russell T. Davies about the new trailer, and its confirmation announcement.

The trailer follows recent news that Miriam Margolyes will be voicing Beep the Meep, a character making its first on-screen appearance following its comic book storyline, as well as the news that Yasmin Finney has been confirmed to be playing the character Rose Noble, the daughter of Donna (Tate), and Shaun Temple (Karl Collins).

Doctor Who will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland when it returns to screens in November. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.

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By Conor Riley

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