BBC reveals Doctor Who's May global premiere air date - with exciting twist + trailer

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15 Mar 2024, 14:13

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson as the Doctor and Ruby Sunday

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The BBC have revealed when Doctor Who will be returning to our TV screens - and it’s very exciting news.

Doctor Who fans will be able to tune in from midnight on 11th May 2024 to watch two brand new Doctor Who episodes, before the show gets it’s BBC One premiere later that day just before the channel airs the Eurovision Song Contest’s Grand Final.

Anyone watching outside the UK will be able to watch Doctor Who on Disney+ on 11th May as well.

Alongside this announcement, a short new teaser trailer for the next series has also been released - which you can watch below.

As today (15th March)’s press release reveals, viewers in the UK and across the world will for the first time have complete control over when they choose to watch the popular sci-fi show, which stars Barbie and Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa in the lead role.

The new season of Doctor Who will see Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor return alongside Millie Gibson's Ruby Sunday, fresh after they made their much-loved debut on Christmas Day in The Church on Ruby Road. 

Within the upcoming series, audiences will see the Doctor and Ruby travel through time and space on adventures to unknown lands, to the Regency era in England, to outer space worlds and even the 60s - where none other than The Beatles themselves await!

This season will also see the return of cast members including Michelle Greenidge as Carla Sunday, Angela Wynter as Cherry Sunday and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood as well as an array of special guest stars including Jinkx Monsoon, Aneurin Barnard, Yasmin Finney, Jonathan Groff, Bonnie Langford, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush and Indira Varma - with more reported to be announced soon.

Celebrating today’s announcement, Doctor Who’s showrunner Russell T Davies said: "At last, it’s my great delight to unleash a whole new season of the Doctor and Ruby’s adventures together. Monsters! Chases! Villains! Mysteries! And a terrifying secret that’s been spanning time and space for decades. Don’t miss a second!"

Doctor Who will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 11th May.