The fourteenth series of the Britishscience fiction televisionprogramme Doctor Who is set to premiere in 2024. It will be the fifth series led by Russell T Davies as head writer and executive producer and the first since his return to the show, having previously worked on it from 2005 to 2010. This series is set to be the fourteenth to air following the programme’s revival in 2005, and will be the fortieth season overall. The fourteenth series was announced with Davies’ return to the programme for its 60th anniversary in 2023 and beyond. The series is also referred to as the first season of the latest production era, following the acquisition of Doctor Who‘s international broadcasting rights by Disney+. Production moved from Roath Lock Studios to Wolf Studios after Bad Wolf became a co-producer of the series.
The series will introduce Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor, a new incarnation of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in the TARDIS, which appears to be a British police box from the outside. However, the Fifteenth Doctor was not the result of a conventional regeneration, but a “bi-generation” in which he was created by splitting off from the body of his predecessor, the Fourteenth Doctor, rather than replacing it, allowing both incarnations to exist independently of one another. The series also introduces Millie Gibson as the Doctor’s newest companion, Ruby Sunday.