A new Doctor Who set photo reveals the outfit star David Tennant will wear when he returns as the Tenth Doctor in the 60th anniversary special.
A new Doctor Who The 60th anniversary set photo reveals a never-before-seen costume for David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.
The behind-the-scenes snap recently surfaced on Twitter and shows Tennant in a maroon suit with a purplish-blue tartan or madras pattern. The outfit also includes a white shirt and gray knit tie, as well as a navy blue overcoat. Tennant is pictured alongside co-star and companion Doctor Who veteran Catherine Tate, who returns as Tenth Doctor Donna Noble’s former companion in the special. The same Twitter thread also includes a video where Tennant performs a scene in his new threads.
The BBC has officially announced that Tennant and Tate will be back in the TARDIS for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special in May 2022. Tennant last played the Tenth Doctor in 2013, appearing on the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” alongside Matt Smith’s headline-grabbing Eleventh Doctor. series at the time. Tate’s Newest Doctor Who The appearance took place in 2010 on the two-part television special “The End of Time”, which also marked the end of Tennant’s tenure as the show’s protagonist Time Lord.
incoming Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T. Davies remains tight-lipped about how the Tenth Doctor and Donna will factor into the special 60th anniversary plot, instead teasing a variety of narrative possibilities. “They are back!” he said at the time. “And it seems impossible – first we announce a new Doctor, then an old Doctor, plus the wonderful Donna, what’s going on? Maybe it’s a missing story. Or a parallel world . Or a dream, or a gimmick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our biggest stars come together for the battle of their lives.”
Davies’ statement also hinted at the arrival of Ncuti Gatwa’s Fourteenth Doctor, who is set to replace the thirteenth incarnation played by Jodie Whittaker in the third special of 2022 in October. The showrunner recently praised Gatwa’s audition, describing the Sex education star as “brilliant, bold and brilliant”. For his part, Gatwa described landing the role as an emotional experience that both left him in tears and made him want to dance.
Gatwa won’t be the only new face to feature prominently in the 60th anniversary special, either. how I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris recently signed for Doctor Whobig event of 2023 in a mystery role. Harris celebrated the announcement by sharing an image of himself in character, with his costume including a slouchy bow tie and shop apron, as well as bobbed gray hair and glasses.
The Doctor Who The 60th anniversary special will premiere in 2023.