The First Pics Of The New Season Of Doctor Who Are Here & My Two Hearts Can’t Handle It

Grab your sonic screwdrivers and whip out the fez, because Doctor Who is back, baby.

While it hasn’t been so long since Jodie Whittaker left the TARDIS, we’re already set to enter a completely new era of the cult sci-fi show that’s been running since ’63.

This time, expect a change of pace, with iconic showrunner Russell T Davies back at the helm. Joining him, as usual, is a stacked lineup, including Ncuti Gatwa, Millie Gibson, Neil Patrick Harris, Yasmin Finney, and even Jinkx Monsoon(!). 

We’ve recently copped some exciting deets about the fab new era, including some brand spankin’ new photos of the cast.

But be warned: you’re about to regress into your Tumblr-era Whovian self.

Here’s everything we know so far…

Are there any photos of the new Doctor Who season?

The BBC have released their first images of the upcoming 14th season of Doctor Who, which already has people losing their minds.

The photos show the new Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa, and his companion, Ruby Sunday (great name), who is played by Millie Gibson.


So this season will clearly be serving LEWKS. It feels honestly iconic already.

In the photos, the pair are seen wearing 1960s-style outfits, with Gatwa donning a blue and white pinstripe suit and sideburns. Fuck. Yes.

Gibson is seen sporting a swinging 60s look, complete with white knee-high boots and a black dress.

I can’t say this loud enough, but SLAAAAAAY.

Understandably, fans were losing their shit.

“Those suit trousers just know what they doin and it’s like heaven,” one fan commented on Gatwa’s post.

“I know the TARDIS is bigger on the inside but is it big enough for all that cake!!!” another joked.

Another said what we were all thinking: “He’s the best Doctor and I haven’t even seen him yet.” (Sorry, David Tennant).

We’ve also been gifted with a little sneak peek of some other cast members, including RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Jinkx Monsoon, who was recently announced to have a significant role on the upcoming season.

Quite frankly, it’s iconic.

In a statement, returning showrunner Russell T Davies celebrated the casting.

“In a galaxy of comets and supernovas, here comes the biggest star of all. Jinkx Monsoon is on a collision course with the TARDIS, and Doctor Who will never be the same again,” he said.

Jinkx also expressed at how honoured, thrilled, and excited they were to join the cast.

“Russell T. Davies is a visionary and a brilliant writer — I can’t wait to get into the weeds with him and the crew! I hope there’s room in the TARDIS for my luggage.”

Is there a trailer for the new Doctor Who season?

Sort of! Basically, the BBC has made three special episodes of Doctor Who for the show’s 60th anniversary. Those special eps will be followed by Season 14, starring Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor.

Back in October we copped a wee teaser for the anniversary eps, which showed our first glimpse of Gatwa in action as the Fifteenth Doctor. We also saw David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor and will now be playing the Fourteenth Doctor in the special episodes. Confusing, no?

Along with Tennant, icon Catherine Tate was shown back in character as Donna Noble.


It was huge news for Doctor Who fans (particularly those who were obsessed between 2005 and 2010) — Tate and Tennant are two of the biggest names from the modern iteration of the show.

The BBC has now released a full minute long teaser trailer, which dropped on Christmas Day.

There was some ~meaningful dialogue~ from Donna Noble sure to excite many Whovians.

“Sometimes I think there’s something missing,” she said.

“Like I had something lovely and it’s gone.”

Like, your MEMORY, Donna?! Hooooo boy.

The new teaser also revealed our first glimpse at Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney as Rose and featured a clearly villainous Neil Patrick Harris declaring “the show is only just beginning”. Surely that can only end badly.

And as you’d expect from Doctor Who, there was a host of aliens, chat about destiny and dramatic running.

Have a watch below:

Who is in Doctor Who Season 14?

Breakout Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the next lead in Doctor Who, making him the first Black actor to play the lead role in the long-running British sci-fi series.

The 29-year-old Scottish actor teased his casting by dropping two hearts plus a blue square on his Insta, representing the Doctor’s Tardis, a time-travelling police telephone box.

Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, later confirmed the news via BBC’s statement.

“A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared,” he said.

“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care.

“I will endeavour my utmost to do the same.”

Showrunner Russell T Davies touched on Gatwa’s casting and the special episodes with a cryptic statement back in May.

“It looks impossible,” he said.

“First, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening? Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback.

“The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.”

All we can say right now is ALLONS-Y!

We also had news of our official companion for Doctor Who Season 14. Coronation Street star Millie Gibson’s casting was announced in November 2022.

Her character will be called Ruby Sunday, and we’ve already copped some other pics of her and Gatwa in costume at their announcement.


In a statement Gibson said she was in “total disbelief” and that she was “beyond honoured to be cast a the Doctor’s companion”.

“It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me,” she said, per The Guardian

“What better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side, I just can’t wait to get started.”

Well I cannot bloody wait.

As previously mentioned, Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney has been cast in the Doctor Who anniversary special.

The BBC announced Finney would be joining the cast as a character called Rose. That’s a pretty iconic character choice given Billie Piper played the legendary Rose Tyler during Tennant’s first run as Doctor. Finney’s character being called Rose can only mean good things IMO.

“Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose?” show-runner Russell T Davies said in a statement as per Empire.

“You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set.

“We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world — and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”

Finney’s casting was met with much excitement from Doctor Who and Heartstopper fans.

Finney also spoke about how excited she was to be cast, highlighting the significance of the role for her as a trans woman.

“If anyone would have told eight-year-old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them,” she said in a statement.

“This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life.

“I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get Ready.”

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Truly galactic-level good news there. I can’t wait to see Finney absolutely kill it — frankly 2023 can’t come soon enough.

When is Doctor Who Season 14 being released?

We will see Ncuti play the 14th incarnation of the Time Lord in both the special episodes and Season 14 in late 2023, according to the BBC.