When is the next Doctor Who special release date and time?

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The return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to Doctor Who has sparked immense excitement among fans, leaving many eager for more thrilling adventures.

With the recent release of ‘The Star Beast,’ a new era of Doctor Who has been ushered in, reuniting The Doctor and Donna. However, fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the next episode. When can viewers expect the upcoming Doctor Who adventure to debut, and what can they look forward to in this installment?

 

Doctor Who special release date

The next Doctor Who special, titled ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, December 2, 2023. For audiences in the United States, it will be available on Disney Plus at 13:30 ET and 10:00 PT. In the United Kingdom, the episode will air simultaneously on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 18:30 GMT. Following this, the final special, ‘The Giggle,’ is set to air in the same time slot on Saturday, December 9. Additionally, a Christmas special episode will feature Ncuti Gatwa taking on the Doctor’s role from Tennant, leading up to the launch of Doctor Who season 14 in early 2024.

As for what viewers can expect from the next episode, details about the plot remain somewhat elusive based on the trailers for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials. However, it’s known that ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ will continue the adventures of the 14th Doctor and Donna after an incident involving spilled coffee sends the TARDIS back into time and space. Russell T Davies, the returning showrunner, offered a cryptic hint about the upcoming episode in an interview with SFX magazine, describing it as “weird” and teasing “the most astonishing barricade you’ll ever see.” This enigmatic teaser leaves fans curious about what surprises and twists the next episode will bring.