When will the 60th Anniversary Specials of ‘Doctor Who’ premiere on Disney+?

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Disney+ and BBC have exciting news for all Doctor Who fans out there! They have just announced the premiere dates for the highly anticipated three new 60th anniversary specials. Get ready to mark your calendars because the first special, titled The Star Beast, will be premiering on November 25th. This will be followed by Wild Blue Yonder on December 2nd and The Giggle on December 9th. It’s time to get the popcorn ready and prepare for some thrilling adventures through time and space!

The 60th anniversary specials bring back the dynamic duo of the 14th Doctor, portrayed by the brilliant David Tennant, and Donna Temple-Noble, played by the hilarious Catherine Tate. This time, they will face off against their most terrifying villain yet: the Toymaker. Making his Doctor Who debut, the Toymaker will be portrayed by none other than Neil Patrick Harris. Brace yourselves for an epic battle that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.

For fans outside the UK and Ireland, the specials will premiere on Disney+ globally. However, for those residing in the UK and Ireland, you can catch these exciting episodes on the BBC. No matter where you are, the anniversary specials are sure to bring the beloved Doctor Who universe to life in a way that will make 60 years of thrilling adventures unforgettable.

To add to the excitement, a new trailer for the upcoming specials has also been released. This trailer gives us an expanded look at the thrilling and action-packed adventures that await us. If you can’t wait to get a glimpse of what’s in store, make sure to check out the trailer above and join the countdown to the premiere dates!

In addition to the returning cast, new faces will be joining the Doctor Who family. Yasmin Finney will be taking on the role of Rose Temple-Noble, while Miriam Margolyes lends her voice to the Meep. Ruth Madeley will play Shirley Anne Bingham. The specials also bring back familiar characters, with Jacqueline King reprising her role as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins returning as Shaun Temple, and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart.

It’s no surprise that Doctor Who has become the longest running action-adventure television series in the world, spanning an incredible 60 years and earning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has captured the hearts of fans worldwide, amassing an impressive following of 9.6 million fans across various social platforms and channels. With a staggering 100 million video views on YouTube in the past year alone, it’s clear that the Doctor Who phenomenon continues to captivate audiences globally.

The 60th anniversary specials are produced by Bad Wolf and BBC Studios. The series’ beloved showrunner, Russell T. Davies, returns to lead the team and is also involved as a writer and executive producer. Joining him as executive producers are Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner, and Jane Tranter. Davies himself has also penned the scripts for the anniversary specials. The episodes are directed by a talented lineup, including Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley, and Chanya Button. BBC Studios will handle global distribution, ensuring fans worldwide can join in the celebration of this milestone anniversary.

As we look to the future of Doctor Who, there is even more excitement in store. Ncuti Gatwa will be taking control of the TARDIS as the 15th Doctor in the upcoming season. Set to stream globally in 2024 on Disney+ and on the BBC in the UK and Ireland, this new chapter in the Doctor Who saga promises to deliver more thrilling adventures and unforgettable moments.