Time for some news from Doctor Who ! The BBC has released a new trailer for the trio of special episodes to mark the 60th anniversary of the sci-fi hit, while confirming that guest star Neil Patrick Harris plays the toymaker, an all-powerful enemy last seen in the series in 1966.
The trailer shows not only Harris’s character against David Tennant’s doctor, but also the first footage of Jemma Redgrave returning to her role as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, head of UNIT, an organization dedicated to protecting the Earth from unusual threats (of which there are many in the series).
“This is just the beginning as the fever is starting to rise,” showrunner Russell T. Davies said in a statement. “We are heading into a November full of surprises for Doctor Who , both for fans and new viewers. Stay alert!”
The BBC announced in May last year that Tennant and his co-star Catherine Tate, who played the Doctor’s time travel companion Donna Noble, would reprise their roles from late afternoon on the occasion of the show’s 60th anniversary in November.
“Oh, that’s good,” Tennant told EW when asked to describe the filming of the three anniversary episodes in an interview conducted before the SAG attack. “It’s just an unexpected pleasure to see something again that was such a beautiful and wonderful experience 15 years ago. To have another proper lap with a long coat, albeit a little different, was a joy that I would never have imagined.”
The new trailer also features Yasmin Finney, who plays Donna’s daughter Rose, and Ncuti Gatwa, who will take on the role of Tennant’s doctor.
The special episodes for the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who will premiere on Disney + in November. Watch the new trailer above.