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Doctor Who: Ncuti Gatwa Thanks Fans; RTD "Has Cooked Up a STORM!!"

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa thanked fans for their love & support, shared some fan art, and dropped a tease about what RTD has in store.

Currently, the Doctor Who universe is preoccupied with waiting to see if Showrunner Russell T. Davies will confirm or deny a recent production list that has a Sea Devils-focused spinoff titled "The War Between The Land And The Seas" set for filming on March 4 in Cardiff, Wales. That's a good thing for Ncuti Gatwa (Fifteenth Doctor) and Millie Gibson (Rudy Sunday) because it gives them some breathing room before the publicity machines start rolling ahead of their upcoming May-debuting new series of adventures. But with the holidays over and a new year underway, Gatwa took to social media to thank the fans for the love he's received for the Christmas Special and to share how it's finally sinking in that he's the Doctor. In addition, Gatwa posted a selection of fan art that's crossed his path since taking on the TARDIS.

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"Nah, the love for The Church on Ruby Road was unreal. My head is slowly coming out of the festive fog and wrapping my head around the fact I am now fully THEE DOCTOR hehe 😏," our Fifteenth Doctor wrote. "Thank you, Whovians and errbody for welcoming me and Mills @milliegibbo into the Tardis with such open arms and warmth. We feel the love frfr 🥹❤️ But trust 👏🏾 me 👏🏾 we have so many incredible adventures coming for you in May. Russell has cooked up a STORM!!" Gatwa added a final message to the artists whose work he shared, "P.s I've tried to find all the artists for these pictures and tag them but couldn't find all of you; if your artwork is here and you haven't been tagged, please comment and I shall do." Here's a look at Gatwa's original post:

Doctor Who: RTD Posts 2024 Christmas Special Tease

Taking to Instagram on New Year's Eve, Davies offered wishes for a happy new year by teasing a look at the TARDIS on one of the sets from the 2024 Christmas Special – with this tantalizing tease: "But what terrible secrets does it hide..?" Previously, we learned that Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Bridgerton) is guest-starring in the holiday event – so at least we have some clues coming together. "Happy New Year's Eve! And the point is – there, right behind us, that's one of the sets from the Christmas 2024 episode of Doctor Who! The future! Right there ♥️ But what terrible secrets does it hide..? (etc)," Davies wrote in his post – here's a look:

And here's a look back at the teaser trailer that was released on Christmas Day for Season 1, with Doctor Who set to return to BBC, BBC iPlayer & Disney+ screens in May 2024:

Doctor Who: Looking Ahead to Series 14/Series 1 & Series 15/Series 2

A big update on Christmas Day, with the official teaser & press release for Season 1 confirming Yasmin Finney returning as Rose Noble. Along with Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart), Aneurin Barnard (Roger ap Gwilliam), and Jack Forsyth-Noble (Will), Doctor Who Magazine #589 also confirmed that Bhav Joshi (Wedding Season), Eilidh Loan (Traces), Pete MacHale (Gangs of London), Miles Yekinni (Slow Horses), and Hemi Yeroham (Mamma Mia!) have joined the cast for the new series. In addition, Jinkx Monsoon (RuPaul's Drag Race) was also confirmed to have joined the cast – followed by Jonathan Groff (Glee, Mindhunter) and Indira Varma (Obsession, Game of Thrones) – as The Duchess – in May 2023.

Bonnie Langford was confirmed to be returning as Melanie Bush in June 2023, along with Lenny Rush (Am I Being Unreasonable) as Morris. In early August 2023, we also learned that Gemma Arrowsmith (Gemma Arrowsmith Sketched Out) and Mary Malone (Vera, The Prince) had joined the Christmas Special – while Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy (Hollyoaks) and Billy Brayshaw (Still So Awkward) had joined the Series 14 cast. In November 2023, we also learned that Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Bridgerton) was set to guest star in the 2024 Christmas Special. On the writing side, we learned late last month that Kate Herron (Loki, Sex Education) & Briony Redman (Pont Brec) had co-written the episode that Groff and Varma are starring in during the upcoming series.

And here's a look at composer Murray Gold, Segun Akinola, and the BBC National Orchestra performing our upcoming Doctor's new theme – along with some words from RTD near the end:

Here's a look back at a video showcasing Gold & Akinola's new take on the Doctor Who theme:

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