THE BBC confirmed today (13) that the iconic actor Neil Patrick Harris (‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’) has officially been cast in the 14th season of ‘Doctor Who’which also marks the production’s sixtieth anniversary.
Despite having released the first image of Harris in the production, the network did not reveal details about his character.
Harris joins the previously confirmed Ncuti Gatwa (‘Sex Education’), who will make history by playing the first black Doctor, and Yasmin Finney (‘Heartstopper’), who will be Rose. David Tennant will return as the 10th Doctor, while Catherine Tate reprises her role as the companion Donna Noble.
During the red carpet BAFTA TV Awards 2022an event that the actor attended and competed for one of the categories, Gatwa made the first comment about his casting.
“It has been exciting”he commented. “I was just saying that I woke up crying and then I started dancing… I was really happy that this finally got out and I don’t need to keep it a secret anymore because I suck at it.”
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 8, 2022
Russell T. Davies will return as the showrunner of the new cycle.
More information about the upcoming season was not revealed.