When Will Doctor Who Season 14 Air? Who is in the Upcoming Cast?

Every time the Doctor regenerates, Doctor Who also changes, becoming a new version of itself. The return of Russell T. Davies, the TV icon who revived Doctor Who in 2005, brings a unique sense of familiarity with the end of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall’s period.

The Whovians’ excitement for a new season has never been higher, but what can we realistically anticipate from the program? Join us as we expect what will occur in Doctor Who season 14 by hopping into the nearest phone booth.

When will Doctor Who season 14 air?

The BBC has stated exactly when we may anticipate new episodes, featuring our very first glimpse at Ncuti Gatwa in action as the future Doctor, following Jodie Whittaker‘s farewell appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor and that much anticipated and incredibly surprising regeneration.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a very long time. Mark November 2023 on your calendars for releasing the 60th-anniversary specials, which will star David Tennant and Catherine Tate, two celebrities beloved by viewers.

Following will be Gatwa’s first complete episode as the Doctor in 2023, throughout the holiday season.

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Who is in the upcoming Doctor Who season 14 cast?

As is customary with a handover, the return of Russell T Davies as showrunner heralds the appearance of a new Doctor. Fans were surprised to find on May 8, 2022, that S*x Education actor Ncuti Gatwa has already been announced as our new Doctor. They had anticipated the announcement to occur in Jodie Whittaker’s final adventure.

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling,” Gatwa said of this historic moment. “A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and, of course, a little bit scared.”

“This role and show mean so much to many worldwide, including myself, and each of my incredibly talented predecessors handled that individual responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavor my utmost to do the same.”

“Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, brilliant and fizzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground.”

“The entire team has been so welcoming and truly given their hearts to the show. And so, as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I am giving it all to this show.”

Doctor Who season 14
Doctor Who season 14

The rest of the new season 14 cast has not yet been formally revealed, although some of the popular favorites for the Doctor himself may wind up making an appearance in a different role. That includes Jo Martin, a character we’ve already seen and who could easily assume the part of the Fugitive Doctor.

Olly Alexander is one name that keeps coming up repeatedly. In addition to being closely associated with Davies as a result of It’s a Sin, Olly also had a role in a Doctor Who spinoff during his time on that program. Making him a new companion or maybe giving him a snarky guest role wouldn’t be too difficult.

Mandip Gill suggested that Yaz might return to the show someday just before Ncuti declared. When asked on BBC’s The One Show if the centenary special would be Yaz’s final performance, the actress responded:

“It will be mine. Well, not forever, because who knows in Doctor Who? But [Yaz’s story] ends in that episode, but not forever because who knows? See what I did there?” the actress remarked.

Doctor, Who season 14 plot: What will happen?

Even before Russell’s return was announced, the BBC’s Director of Drama, Piers Wenger, said, “As with any change of Doctor and showrunner, we’ll be radical […] Change is ahead.”

Few could have imagined that this move would involve the showrunner of Doctor Who, who was most beloved, returning to the program years after he initially left. Russell commented on this by saying:

“I’m beyond excited to be back on my favorite show. But we’re time-traveling too fast. There’s a whole Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor series for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm. I’m still a viewer for now.”

Discussing his replacement, Chibnall said: “It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home. Russell builds the baton to be handed back to him.”

“Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales, and let’s be honest, everyone in the world has so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead.”

Fans did get concerned, though, when it was revealed that Bad Wolf would replace BBC Studios as the producer of Doctor Who, potentially costing the BBC £40 million for every ten episodes produced. The BBC recently disputed this and clarified that they would retain commercial oversight. It is important to note that The Times’ report said that Bad Wolf would also take control of “artistic direction.”

“We’re incredibly excited about the future of Doctor Who. BBC Studios is ultimately responsible for delivering the show and this production partnership is about the long-term investment that will radically build on the already-huge success of the show and franchise worldwide,” a BBC representative said.

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We only hope Russell can still add his style to the program, possibly even providing us with more uplifting LGBTQ+ content than Doctor Who has ever included. Yaz and the Doctor may have had a queer romance in the Flux finale, but hinting isn’t enough. Furthermore, Jodie Whittaker’s final episode didn’t do much to further this.

It’s time for Doctor Who to embrace the present by featuring a homos*xual Doctor. And in light of that, we wouldn’t be shocked if Russell used this chance to make Ncuti’s Doctor a lesbian.

Doctor Who season 14 trailer: When can we see it?

Fans have now been given a sneak peek at what’s to come next year, thanks to an exciting trailer.

It naturally offered a first look at Ncuti Gatwa in action, with a short snippet showing the new Doctor passionately shouting: “Will someone tell me what the hell is going on here?”

It’s also been confirmed by Russell T Davies that Ncuti will be the Fifteenth Doctor, following the regeneration which brought David Tennant back to the role.

“If you thought the appearance of David Tennant was a shock, we’ve got plenty more surprises on the way!” he said. “The path to Ncuti’s Fifteenth Doctor is laden with mystery, horror, robots, puppets, danger, and fun!”

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