Doctor Who 'to launch behind-the-scenes spin-off for 60th anniversary'

Doctor Who is getting a spin-off series credit:Bang Showbiz
Doctor Who is getting a spin-off series credit:Bang Showbiz

'Doctor Who' is getting a spin-off series.

The BBC sci-fi series - which first aired back in 1963 and ran for 26 years before being revived by Russell T Davies in 2005 - is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary and is reportedly set to mark the milestone with a new series called 'Doctor Who: Unleashed.'

The behind-the-scenes show will be made in a similar vein to 'Doctor Who Confidential' - which was broadcast alongside the revived series between 2005 and 2011 and featured cast interviews and episode analysis - and will launch alongside the milestone special in 2023.

A TV insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "'Doctor Who Confidential' was hugely popular amongst fans when Christopher Eccleston brought the show back as the Ninth Doctor and that continued during David’s tenure in the TARDIS as the Tenth Doctor. Russell is aware that Doctor Who fans can never get enough content when it comes to the show and how it is made, with David and Catherine making a sensational return to the show, he thought the time was right to bring back a behind-the-scenes show which will document their comebacks and show how the special was made."

The outlet went on to claim that the spin-off show will continue when the 14th series of the show is launched following the anniversary, which will see Ncuti Gatwa take over the coveted role of the Time Lord from Jodie Whittaker.

Speaking after the casting announcement, the 'Sex Education' star told the BBC: "It feels really amazing. It's a true honour. This role is an institution and it's so iconic. I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I'm going to try to do my best."