DOCTOR WHO: NCUTI GATWA CONFIRMS SECOND SERIES AS THE DOCTOR
Ncuti Gatwa has confirmed that he'll be sticking around in The TARDIS for a second series as The Doctor in Doctor Who.
The star of Sex Education and the Barbie movie revealed to Rolling Stone UK magazine that - unsurprising - he will be sticking around for a second series which will air in 2025. Gatwa will make his debut as The Doctor in the upcoming 60th anniversary specials before taking full control of the TARDIS this Christmas.
Ncuti Gatwa's first full series, Series 14, will air in the first half of 2024 on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ internationally. Gatwa will be joined in the TARDIS by Millie Gibson who plays new companion Ruby Sunday.
Speaking to Rolling Stone UK, which also released a brand new image of Gatwa in the role as The Doctor, he said when asked about his love for theatre: "It kept me warm and it held me all night, even if I was broke. But I’m planning on getting back to it next year, after I finish season two of Doctor Who."
It's been speculated that Series 15 of the hit BBC sci-fi series will enter production this October. Filming on Series 14 is expected to conclude imminently, meaning the break between series is much shorter than usual, possibly to allow Gatwa to pursue other projects before potentially returning for Series 16.
Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Previous episodes of Doctor Who are available on BBC iPlayer [UK] now.