UPDATED: Jonathan Groff has begun filming connected nan caller bid of “Doctor Who.” BBC has revealed nan first look of him successful characteristic successful his mysterious cardinal domiciled alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson.
PREVIOUSLY: Stage and surface prima Jonathan Groff will look successful nan caller bid of the BBC’s long-running and immensely popular series “Doctor Who” successful a cardinal role.
“Doctor Who” began successful 1963 and follows nan adventures of a Time Lord known arsenic The Doctor, an extraterrestrial being pinch a quality appearance. The Doctor travels nan beingness successful a time-travelling spaceship called nan Tardis.
While location is nary denotation arsenic to what precisely Groff’s domiciled will be, “he’s connected his measurement to jump aboard nan Tardis successful a mysterious and breathtaking impermanent role,” says a connection from nan BBC.
Groff came to prominence erstwhile he played nan domiciled of Jesse St. James successful philharmonic drama play “Glee.” He has since been celebrated for his activity on-screen, from starring arsenic Eric successful M. Night Shyamalan’s container agency deed “Knock astatine nan Cabin,” to playing Holden Ford successful nan acclaimed bid “Mindhunter,” directed by David Fincher. The character besides played nan caller Agent Smith successful “The Matrix Resurrections,” and is known for his sound acting roles successful nan Frozen franchise.
On Broadway, Groff’s capacity arsenic King George III successful “Hamilton,” was nominated for a Tony Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for nan unrecorded shape recording.
Jodie Whittaker, nan 13th Doctor successful nan series, regenerated past year, revealing David Tennant, who was nan 10th Doctor, arsenic nan 14th Doctor. The bid returns successful November, pinch Tennant arsenic nan Doctor, pinch 3 typical episodes to coincide pinch nan show’s 60th anniversary.
The adjacent Doctor, played by “Sex Education” star Ncuti Gatwa, will return power of nan Tardis aft Tennant. Gatwa’s first section arsenic nan 15th Doctor will aerial complete nan festive period.
Jinkx Monsoon, victor of nan 5th play of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and nan seventh play of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” has besides been added to nan cast.
Groff said: “I americium truthful thrilled to jump into nan bonzer mind of Russell T Davies and watch nan unthinkable Ncuti Gatwa soar successful this iconic role.”
Showrunner, Russell T Davies said: “This is an unthinkable coup, and a awesome honour, to get specified a immense prima striding connected to our set. So strap connected your abstraction boots, this is going to beryllium a blast.”
“Doctor Who” will premiere exclusively connected nan BBC for nan U.K. and Ireland. Disney+ will beryllium nan exclusive home for caller seasons of “Doctor Who” extracurricular of nan U.K. and Ireland.