Jonathan Groff Sets Key “Doctor Who” Role


“Mindhunter,” “Glee,” “Knock at the Cabin” and “Hamilton” alum Jonathan Groff will reportedly be a key guest star in the new Ncuti Gatwa-led series of “Doctor Who”.

Showrunner Russell T Davies says in a statement: “This is an incredible coup, and a great honor, to get such a huge star striding onto our set. So strap on your space boots; this is going to be a blast!”

Groff says in his own statement: “I am so thrilled to jump into the extraordinary mind of Russell T Davies and watch the incredible Ncuti Gatwa soar in this iconic role!”.

Series fan favorite David Tennant, who portrayed the tenth Doctor from 2005 to 2010, will return as the fourteenth Doctor for a special series of three episodes airing in November.

Tennant will be joined by his former co-star Catherine Tate, reprising her role as companion Donna Noble whilst Yasmin Finney and Neil Patrick Harris also have roles in those specials.

Gatwa is expected to appear in at least one of those before getting his first full series starting in December alongside co-star Millie Gibson as companion Ruby Sunday.

Davies returns as showrunner for the specials and new series, which will air on The BBC in the UK and on Disney+ internationally.

Source: THR

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