Get ready, Whovians! The TARDIS has landed, and the news is out - filming for Doctor Who series 14, starring our new favorite Time Lord, Ncuti Gatwa, has officially concluded. Yes, you heard that right! Our beloved, long-running sci-fi series has been buzzing in and around Swansea, Bristol, Newport, and Cardiff for the past few months. And guess what? The mastermind behind it all, returning showrunner Russell T Davies, confirmed the wrap-up on July 14th.
On Instagram, Davies shared a group shot with the crew in front of the iconic TARDIS, captioning it simply, "That's a wrap." Although we didn't catch a glimpse of Millie Gibson's new companion Ruby or Ncuti's Doctor, the official Doctor Who Instagram account gifted us with a fabulous photo of Ncuti, dressed to the nines in his Doctor's garb, chilling at the historic LGBTQ+ Cardiff pub, The Golden Cross.
But don’t start your countdowns just yet – series 14 won't be hitting our screens until next year. There's a ton of post-production magic and visual effects wizardry to be done before those Welsh quarries transform into alien landscapes. In the meantime, we've still got plenty to look forward to this year, with three specials featuring the legendary David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and the late Bernard Cribbins, filmed just before his passing last year.
And speaking of the TARDIS, it's popped up next to London's Tower Bridge, sporting a brand new pink hue as part of the promotion for the new Barbie movie. And who's one of the Kens in the film? None other than our very own Ncuti Gatwa! Adding to the excitement, Ryan Gosling, the lead Ken actor and a massive Doctor Who fan, recently gushed about his love for the show and his co-star, saying, "I am such a big fan of Ncuti's. He's the coolest, and him playing Doctor Who is like the most exciting thing that's happening right now. So, I'm here for it." Maybe Ncuti could coax him down to Cardiff for a cameo in series 15? Fingers crossed! Doctor Who will be back later in 2023 on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ elsewhere.