If you enjoyed the Doctor Who special The Church on Ruby Road, the BBC and Disney Plus have good news for you: the first season of the show starring Ncuti Gatwa as the fifteenth Doctor is almost here, and there’s a new trailer that you can enjoy.
The new series will stream on the BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Disney Plus elsewhere from May 2024, and as you can see from the trailer it looks pretty fantastic. Mild spoilers follow…
Doctor Who 2024: what we know so far
The BBC is keeping a close eye on some details so far, but has provided some teasing tidbits to whet our appetite for the upcoming season. As we know it, it stars Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor and Millie Gibson as his companion Ruby Sunday, and together they travel in the TARDIS and face a whole host of new monsters.
The season will feature a star-studded line-up including Yasmin Finney and Bonnie Langford, who will return as Rose Noble and Mel Bush, and there will also be some new faces: Jinkx Monsoon as “the Doctor’s most powerful enemy until so far”, Jonathan Groff in a mysterious key role, Indira Varma as the Duchess and Lenny Rush as Morris.
This is very, very exciting: Gatwa has already won over Whovians with his incredible charisma – The Guardian said he “is so charismatic you want to jump at the TV with him” and the LA Times say that “the key notes in Gatwa’s performance are exuberance, joy, openness, flirtatiousness, sass and an abundance of energy” – and showrunner Russel T Davies seems to be on fire at the moment, with the holiday specials earning plenty of rave reviews. According to for Total Film, The Church on Ruby Road is “the most promising start to a new Doctor Who era yet.”
Doctor Who returns in May 2024 on iPlayer (UK) and Disney Plus.