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‘Doctor Who’ Trailer Sees Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson Join Forces to Save the World

The official trailer for Doctor Who season 14 sees Ncuti Gatwa dive into the role of the Fifteenth Doctor on the iconic British show.

The two-minute look at the upcoming installment gives audiences a sneak peek at Gatwa and Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday as they journey through time and space in the TARDIS, making stops in the 1960s, Regency-era England (“Oh my, Bridgerton!“), when the dinosaurs walked the Earth and more

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The trailer, set to David Bowie’s “Changes,” opens with someone questioning where Gatwa’s Doctor came from, as Ruby explains she doesn’t know, he just appeared and started talking about time travel.

“It’s called the TARDIS. It’s a time and space machine,” he tells her. “Is it safe?” she questions, to which he responds, “I have no idea.” During one of their adventures to the dinosaur era, Ruby asks if she’s going to change time by simply stepping on a butterfly, and he says no, just as she changes from a human to a green, scaly creature.

The two-minute video also gives fans their first look at Indira Varma’s character, the Duchess, and reveals that Callie Cooke will appear in season 14. Anita Dobson, Yasmin Finney, Michelle Greenidge, Bonnie Langford, Jinkx Monsoon, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush and Angela Wynter round out the cast.

According to Disney+, which now streams Doctor Who, he and Ruby Sunday will “encounter friends and dangerous foes, including a terrifying bogeyman, and the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet.”

Season 14 of the series will mark Gatwa’s first full run as the iconic character, following his true debut in the show’s Christmas special, “The Church on Ruby Road.”

The special centered on Ruby’s story, which began with a flashback of her being abandoned as a baby on Christmas Eve and adopted by Carla Sunday (Michelle Greenidge). It then flashes forward to the present day where she is being featured on a genealogy show, as she hopes to find her parents. It doesn’t take long before she meets a handsome new stranger, who ends up being The Doctor.

When he was cast as the first Black actor to play Doctor Who, the Sex Education breakout star shared a lengthy statement, expressing how excited he was to have the chance to take on the character.

“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavor my utmost to do the same,” Gatwa said, in part. “As much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I am giving it all to this show.”

Starting May 10, new episodes of Doctor Who season 14 drop Fridays on Disney+.

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