Yes, David Tennant Is The Next Doctor! Jodie Whittaker’s final Doctor Who episode, titled “The Power of The Doctor”, included her Doctor regeneration sequence. As many fans theorized, David Tennant appears to be the next Doctor, just in time for the 60th Anniversary Specials. However, does this make him the 14th Doctor, or are we back to the 10th Doctor days? Either way, we’re super excited to see Tennant take the reigns ahead of Ncuti Gatwa’s 14th Doctor adventures in the future.
The Power of The Doctor aired on BBC One earlier today. It marked the departure of Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor and Chris Chibnall as Doctor Who Showrunner. However, never fear; former showrunner Russell T Davies returns to take the reigns of Doctor Who once again. He’s already been busy filming the 60th Anniversary specials for Doctor Who.
Tennant Heads Doctor Who 60th Anniversary
It’s been over a year since Russell T Davies was confirmed to return to Doctor Who. Since his announcement, he’s caused waves of excitement with his upcoming plans for the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary. David Tennant and Catherine Tate return as the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble, respectively. Additionally, Davies confirmed that Neil Patrick Harris would join the 60th Anniversary cast in an undisclosed role.
Tennant also joins Yasmin Finney, star of Netflix’s Heartstopper series. Additionally, Bernard Cribbins, Jacqueline King and Karl Collins are also set to return as Wilfred Mott, Sylvia Noble and Shawn Temple, respectively. Cribbins completed filming for Doctor Who shortly before his death in July 2022. Currently, the story of the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary is currently unknown. However, filming in Bristol, London and Cardiff have given hints of what is happening.
Filming for the 60th special episodes began in May 2022 and was concluded by July 2022. Doctor Who director Rachel Talalay returned to direct the first special episode. However, she was joined by Tom Kingsley, who directed the second, and Chanya Buton, who directed the third. A special preview for the upcoming specials of Doctor Who was released following “The Power of The Doctor”. It only offers a small hint of what is coming down the pipeline.
Tennant Teases Fans
Fans have been wondering if David Tennant Is The Next Doctor for some time now. His returning announcement led many to speculate where that would put him. Theories about who he is playing are still raging around the Internet. However, David Tennant himself decided to tease fans last night. Doctor Who fans waited outside The Harold Pinter Theatre, where Tennant was performing “Good” the play. When the actor exited to sign fan autographs, one asked him about Doctor Who.
Fans told Tennant they were excited about Doctor Who: The Power of The Doctor. Tennant teased fans by saying, “Who is going to turn up at the end”. Additionally, taking the time to thank fans for their support of him and the play. You can see the full video below.
The Future Of Who
While Jodie Whittaker’s departure leaves many fans sad, it’s a great time to look to the future. Doctor Who prepares for its 60th Anniversary in 2023. Many are excited about the return of Russell T Davies to the franchise. Additionally, it looks like the BBC is expanding the world of Doctor Who. Bad Wolf has creative control over Doctor Who, allowing the BBC to “focus on establishing Doctor Who as a global brand”. Suggestions of something like a Marvel Cinematic Universe have been thrown around.