BBC’s “Doctor Who” Christmas Teaser Will Give You Nostalgia Overload

David Tennant in
David Tennant in "Doctor Who"

We didn’t get a Doctor Who Christmas special this year, but fans of this show still had a reason to celebrate. BBC dropped a fun teaser trailer ahead of the show’s 60th anniversary, offering a perfect blend of new and familiar faces.

The new taser sees David Tennant return to the beloved sci-fi series, taking on the role of the Fourteenth Doctor, and he’s not the only Doctor Who veteran making a comeback. The teaser gave us a major nostalgia overload because it also sees Catherine Tate return as Donna Noble.

Tate famously left the Doctor Who universe behind after Donna’s memories about her time with the Doctor were erased, but it seems she’s still haunted by them. “Sometimes, I think there’s something missing. Like I had something lovely and it’s gone,” she says in the teaser.

In addition to reuniting us with some of the old fan favorites, the teaser also introduced us to the Fifteenth Doctor, played by the Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa.

Doctor Who will return to BBC in November, in the form of the three-hour-long 60th-anniversary special. Gatwa will take over from Tennant following this TV spectacle, and give us his own take on the Time Lord in Season 14, set to premiere in 2024.