Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney has opened up about filming Doctor Who with Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa.
After months of anticipation, fans will finally be treated to new episodes of Doctor Who starting with the 60th-anniversary specials in November 2023.
In the new batch of episodes, David Tennant and Catherine Tate are set to return as the 14th Doctor and Donna, respectively – with Finney joining the series as a new Rose.
“Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder – how can there be another Rose? You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set,” showrunner Russell T Davies teased.
Following the release of the anniversary specials, fans will see Gatwa step in as the 15th Doctor for the show’s highly anticipated 14th season.
While details about the upcoming Doctor Who releases are still being kept under wraps, Finney recently revealed that she and Gatwa will be sharing a few scenes together.
In an interview with The Evening Standard, the young talent described their shared screen time as “magic”: “We’re intertwined, and I think we complement each other so well.”
Elsewhere in her interview, the openly trans talent gushed about joining the Doctor Who universe, revealing that she has watched the series since she was a kid.
“It was prestige television, the créme de la créme, and it still is. To be part of that world, and around some of TV’s gold stars, is a blessing,” she explained.
Alongside Finney and Gatwa, the upcoming Doctor Who releases are set to feature an array of LGBTQ+ talent, including Neil Patrick Harris and Looking’s Jonathan Groff.
Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon is also set to make her debut in the universe as a villainous new character.
“I’m honoured, thrilled, and utterly excited to join ‘Doctor Who!’ Russell T Davies is a visionary and a brilliant writer — I can’t wait to get into the weeds with him and the crew! I hope there’s room in the TARDIS for my luggage,” she said in a statement.
Check out the latest trailer for Doctor Who’s 60th-anniversary specials below.