Now that the 2025 series of Doctor Who has commenced filming, showrunner Russell T Davies, who numbers his new series starting with “season 1”, revealed that he is now planning a subsequent series after the one now filming and that there are plans for another one after that.
“I’m planning season 3 now, there’s plans for season 4,” Russell T Davies stated in SFX magazine via gamesradar. “Absolutely. Who knows? Who knows. I’m not getting any younger.”
The BBC already had plans to partner with a streaming service when they were in talks with Davies to return to helm Doctor Who.
“At the risk of sounding sanctimonious, but I really, really mean this – they were going to do this to the show anyway and I genuinely thought, ‘It needs looking after,’” Davies added.
Doctor Who will return on 25 November 2023 with The Star Beast, the first of three Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble — followed by Wild Blue Yonder on 2 December and The Giggle on 9 December.
Ncuti Gatwa will star in his first full Doctor Who episode as the Fifteenth Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special alongside Millie Gibson as companion Ruby Sunday in December 2023.
A new 8-episode Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in Spring of 2024 followed by the 2024 Christmas special later in the year.
BBC One will be the exclusive home of Doctor Who in the UK and Ireland and all new episodes will be exclusively available to stream on iPlayer in the UK. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for all new episodes of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.
SFX magazine is available in shops in the UK from November 1, 2023.