By Nathan Cartmell
“Doctor Who,” the British science fiction television show, is gearing up for its 14th series, which is expected to air in 2024. Russell T. Davies, who previously worked on the show from 2005 to 2010, will be returning as the head writer and executive producer for the fifth time. The upcoming series will mark the 40th season of the show since its revival in 2005.
Davies’ return to the show was announced in 2021, ahead of the show’s 60th anniversary in 2023. The anniversary special will feature David Tennant, who previously played the Tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2009. The special will also star Catherine Tate, reprising her role as Donna Noble, Jemma Redgrave reprising her role as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, and Neil Patrick Harris as a new incarnation of the Cosmic Toymaker, the main antagonist of the special. The 14th series will introduce Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th Doctor, and he will be the first black actor to play the titular role.
According to the Guardian, the announcement of Gatwa’s casting was met with excitement and anticipation from many fans. Gatwa is best known for his role in the Netflix series “Sex Education.” His casting has been hailed as a significant step forward in promoting diversity and representation in the entertainment industry, as he is the first black actor to play the role of the Doctor. In addition, his first major companion will be a new character named Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson.
The 14th series of “Doctor Who” is expected to follow the traditional format of the show, with the Doctor traveling through time and space in the TARDIS, encountering new alien species and battling old foes. Many fans are eagerly anticipating the return of the show and the new adventures that await the Doctor and their companions.