Russell T Davies: “Terrible things” ahead for Donna Noble in Doctor Who

Well, that’s not much of a welcome back to the series for a beloved companion, is it? Apparently Donna Noble, the companion of the Tenth and soon to be companion of the Fourteenth Doctor in BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who has “terrible things” in store, according to the showrunner Russell T Davies.

The comment was made on Instagram after a BBC Doctor Who post about the timeline of Donna Noble in the series.

“Donna Noble’s TARDIS adventures took her all over time and space – what does the future hold?” read the post on social media.

Davies commented: “Oh. Terrible things.”

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Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate is one of a number of returning cast members who will be pivotal in the 60th anniversary episodes of Doctor Who taking place in November 2023. She will be joined by David Tennant who is returning to the series as the Fourteenth Doctor. Other members of the cast making appearances in the new episodes are Jacqueline King, Karl Collins, and the late Bernard Cribbins.

New cast members for the shows include Yasmin Finney as Rose and Neil Patrick Harris.

The 60th episodes will be the first as part of a new partnership between the BBC and Disney to make Disney+ the streaming home of Doctor Who across the globe outside of the UK.

The episodes will be followed by the first full episode starring incoming Fifteenth Doctor actor Ncuti Gatwa, best known to many for his role as Eric Effiong in Sex Education in Netflix. His first show is slated for the festive season and will see the introduction of his new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson formerly of Coronation Street.

It is expected the rest of season 14 of Doctor Who will play out in 2024.