Recently, the release schedule for the 15th season of the British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who was revealed, giving fans a reason to rejoice. This upcoming series will be the fifteenth to broadcast since the show’s revival in 2005 and its 41st season all-inclusive. Screenwriter and television producer Russell T. Davies will be leading Doctor Who season 15 as the executive producer and head writer for the second time after his return to the show in 2023. He previously contributed to the show from 2005 to 2010. Recent developments suggest the upcoming season will feature a new and intricate storyline beyond the typical parameters. Keep reading to learn more details.
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Doctor Who Season 15 Release Updates
In a recent interview with the BigIssue, Russell T Davies shared some exciting news about the release of Doctor Who Season 15. Making the big reveal, he said, “If I sound a bit hyper, it’s because I just this morning delivered a Doctor Who script that will be on air in May 2025.” The statement more or less confirms that Doctor Who S15 will be released in May 2025. It will air on its original network, BBC One, and will be released internationally on Disney+.
|Doctor Who Season 15
|Russell T Davies
|Alex Pillai and Peter Hoar
|Ncuti Gatwa, Millie Gibson, and others
Doctor Who Season 15 Development and Filming
The fifteenth series of the show will consist of a Christmas special followed by eight regular episodes, similar to the fourteenth series. Alex Pillai will direct the first block of episodes of the season, while Peter Hoar will head the second block. According to script editor Scott Handcock, the first block will have one episode, the second will have two, and the third will have three episodes. Filming for the Pillai-directed Christmas special of 2024 began on October 23, 2023.
Doctor Who Season 15 Writing Status
Russell T. Davies began working on the 2024 Christmas special in December 2022. He started writing the fifteenth series in June 2023. As of October this year, he has completed five of the nine-episode scripts, including the Christmas special.
Cast of Doctor Who Season 15
On May 8, 2022, Ncuti Gatwa was named Jodie Whittaker’s successor for the Fifteenth Doctor on the show. In July 2023, Gatwa confirmed his return for a second series. Millie Gibson will return for her second season, and Jonah Hauer-King will join the cast. Additionally, it has been confirmed that Nicola Coughlan will feature in the 2024 Christmas special preceding episode.
Doctor Who Season 15 Storyline
Though the storyline line of Doctor Who Season 15 is currently under wraps, the head writer revealed some interesting facts about the same to BigIssue. He said, “And it’s brand new. It does things we’ve never done before. The writing really pushed me. It’s such a mad episode; I had to deliver it with a diagram explaining what’s going on! I’ve never had to do that in my entire life before.”
Doctor Who Christmas Special Latest News
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) November 30, 2023
Ncuti Gatwa will be the Fifteenth Doctor in Doctor Who’s Christmas special 2023, succeeding David Tennant as the Fourteenth. Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday will join the Doctor on their first adventure in the episode. Christmas goblin conflicts and Ruby’s horrible history will be dealt with in “The Church on Ruby Road.” Michelle Greenidge, Angela Wynter, Anita Dobson, and Davina McCall will feature In the special. The Church on Ruby Road will be an action-packed adventure with an emotional narrative. The pictures from the special episode have been shared on social media, and the post caption reads, “This Christmas, the Doctor makes a new friend, faces goblins, and has a run-in with… Davina McCall? ❤️❤️➕🎄 #DoctorWho returns on Christmas Day with THE CHURCH ON RUBY ROAD!” It confirms the episodes will air on Christmas Day.
Doctor Who 60th Trailer
60 years having the adventure of a lifetime ❤️❤️
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) November 23, 2023
Celebrating Doctor Who Day on November 23, a glimpse of the fifteenth series was revealed, including Davies’ comeback to the show for its 60th anniversary in 2023 and beyond. Paul McGann narrates The Doctor Who 60th Trailer, and the AV is the look back at the last 60 years of the franchise. It also contains a new shot of Millie Gibson and Ncuti Gatwa, who star in the 15th series.
Doctor Who Season 15 Reviews and IMDb Rating
The Doctor Who Season 15 reviews will be made available after its release. Doctor Who has an excellent rating of 8.6/10 on IMDb, based on votes from 237,324 users.