David Tennant is officially returning as The Doctor alongside Catherine Tate and legendary showrunner Russell T Davies in 2023’s upcoming Doctor Who 60th-anniversary specials that are comprised of three special episodes.
The first is called “The Star Beast” (Nov. 25), the second “Wild Blue Yonder” (Dec. 2), and the third “The Giggle” (Dec. 9) – with all three specials being set to release on both BBC One and Disney+.
Days away from the worldwide premiere of the first special, The Star Beast, Tennant took some time during a recent interview on The One Show to tease what fans can expect from all three.
David Tennant Teases Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary Specials
During the aforementioned interview, Tennant who was sat next to Davies, took some time to quickly tease each upcoming episode – stating that the second may feel quite new to fans of the franchise.
Davies begins by explaining that each episode can be watched separately, “it’s not a 3-part story, you can watch each one separately,” the showrunner says.
He continued, “They’re all different, one’s like a big family film, one’s very scary, and one’s insane.”
Tennant weighs in by adding, “Yes, they’re very different. Each one is really quite unique, the first one,” the actor explains, is an episode that fans will “sort of recognise.”
However, Tennant explains that “the second [special] is unlike any episode of Doctor Who that we’ve ever done before, and the third one is bananas.”
“[The third special] is a rollercoaster,” Davies added.
Doctor Who: The Star Beast, the first of three upcoming specials, officially premieres on BBC One on November 25 and on Disney+ internationally.