Premieres Set for Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials


Three new Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials are scheduled to debut on Disney+ globally, except in the U.K. and Ireland, where they will air on the BBC.

“The Star Beast” is set to bow on November 25, while “Wild Blue Yonder” will debut on December 2 and “The Giggle” on December 9. The Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Temple-Noble (Catherine Tate) will reunite as they come face-to-face with the Toymaker (Neil Patrick Harris).

Additional new cast includes Yasmin Finney as Rose Temple-Noble, Miriam Margolyes as the voice of the Meep and Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham, as well as returning characters Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart.

The first episode of Doctor Who: Unleashed will follow “The Star Beast” on November 25. After every new episode of Doctor Who, viewers can switch over to BBC Three or BBC iPlayer to see insight into the creation of the show.

Doctor Who is produced by Bad Wolf and BBC Studios. The series 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, respectively. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.

Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the TARDIS as the Fifteenth Doctor over the festive period. The new season of Doctor Who will stream globally in 2024 on Disney+ and on the BBC in the U.K. and Ireland.