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Russell T Davies will make an explosive return to screens to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and series beyond. BBC Studios is partnering with Bad Wolf to produce.

Speaking to The Guardian about Doctor Who, Russell said: "I love it. It's the first thing I watched on television. In there is every single edition of Doctor Who Magazine...

"I've already written some of the episodes. The first will go out in November 2023 - that's the 60th Anniversary of the show. We have genuinely not cast anyone yet. We're just starting auditions."

Speaking in September when the news was announced, Russell said: "I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm - I’m still a viewer for now."

Piers Wenger, BBC Director of Drama, said at the time: "As the 13th Doctor prepares to embark on new and extraordinary adventures, the winds of change are blowing… bringing with them news to delight Doctor Who fans across the globe. We are thrilled that Russell is returning to Doctor Who to build on the huge achievements of Chris and Jodie. Thank you to the two of them and the team in Cardiff for all they continue to do for the show and hello Russell, it’s wonderful to have you back."

Doctor Who returns on New Year's Day 2022, with previous episodes available on BBC iPlayer.

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