WOW! The amazing news is coming from BBC regarding the future of the Doctor Who series. David Tennant, the former titular star of the series, and Catherine Tate, who played Donna, will return in 2023 for the 60th anniversary of the series.
Doctor Who original series first appeared back in 1963 with William Hartnell, who played the first Doctor ever. The revival series started in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, and his successor, Tenth Doctor, was David Tennant, who is still considered one of the best actors who ever performed the Doctor. Catherine Tate played Donna, the Doctor’s companion. They parted ways when Doctor wiped her memory to save her life.
Showrunner Russell T. Davies expressed his excitement for the return of the famous duo:
“They’re back! And it looks impossible – first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening? Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.” — Russell T. Davies
David Tennant debuted as the Tenth Doctor in 2005, and he played him until 2010. He played the role in 36 stories (47 episodes). Catherine Tate played Donna Noble, who joined the series in 2006, and her last appearance was also in 2010, in the same episode — The End of Time — in which Tennant also played the Doctor for the last time.
Jodie Whittaker played Thirteenth Doctor between 2018 and 2022, and Ncuti Gatwa was already confirmed as the Fourteenth Doctor. Gatwa will debut as the character next year.