“Doctor Who” Christmas Teaser Reunites Us With Beloved Fan Favorites

David Tennant in
David Tennant in "Doctor Who"

We can count on the masterminds behind Doctor Who to prepare something special for the fans of the show just in time for Christmas and they’ve certainly delivered this year. The new teaser trailer is here and it reunites us with some beloved fan favorites.

David Tennant, who previously portrayed the Tenth Doctor, is set to return to the iconic role again—and he won’t be alone. He’ll have great company in Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, who opens the trailer by reminiscing about the past, “Sometimes, I think there’s something missing. Like I had something lovely and it’s gone.”

In addition to bringing back a few fan favorites, the new teaser also introduced us to several brand-new characters. Most notably, the Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa makes his first appearance before taking over from Tennant as the Time Lord in the show’s future season.

This trailer is teasing Doctor Who’s 60th-anniversary special, which also marks the return of the acclaimed showrunner Russell T Davies. The special will premiere in November 2023 and consist of three episodes. Davies will stay on board to anchor Doctor Who into the new era in Season 14 led by Gatwa, set to premiere in 2024.