Announced on their Facebook page (and later confirmed by the BBC), David Tennant and Billie Piper will be returning to Doctor Who in this year’s 50th Anniversary Special. While most were expecting the fan-favorite 10th Doctor’s would be back, it is exciting news to finally get confirmation that Tennant would, in fact, be returning to the fold. Their many shippers around the world are also – no doubt – very excited to see Tennant returning with his first companion, the love-her-or-hate-her Rose Tyler, in tow.
Also announced, John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter) is also listed as a guest star on the much-anticipated 50th anniversary special. The press release states that these are only “some of the all star cast,” so there are more surprises ahead of us.
I. can’t. freaking. wait.
Doctor Who returns tonight on BBC America at 8:00PM ET! Headlining BBCA’s “Supernatural Saturday” block, Doctor Who is followed by the premieres of Orphan Black and The Nerdist talk show.
The 50th Anniversary Special, beginning filming this week, is set to broadcast this fall.
(Full press release after the break.)