Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations have added David Tennant who will reprise his role as the tenth Doctor for the first time since 2010. Billie Piper and John Hurt are also coming on board. They will join current Doctor, Matt Smith, and Jenna-Louise Coleman, who joined the series this season as the new companion. The latest Doctor Who series picks up again tonight in both the UK and the U.S.
Tennant, currently starring in ITV drama Boradchurch – which will air on BBC America Stateside – was the tenth Doctor over three series. He’ll next be seen on BBC America in the two-part Spies Of Warsaw that starts April 3. Piper played companion Rose Tyler for two series following the reboot in 2005.
The Doctor Who anniversary special will form part of major celebrations planned by the BBC for November. The special is produced by BBC Cymru Wales for BBC One, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran. Filming starts this week.