Doctor Who shares behind the scenes photo as season 14 filming begins

Filming has officially begun on season 14 of Doctor Who.

The new season of the BBC science fiction show, which will star Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and Millie Gibson as his companion Ruby Sunday will air its first episode around the festive season of 2023. It is expected that the majority of the new season will air in 2024.

The news was delivered on Monday 5th December to fans on social media via the official BBC Doctor Who social media accounts with a message that showed two hearts and a clapper board and read: “Action! Filming has officially begun today for the next series of Doctor Who.”

The message is accompanied by a picture of the TARDIS on the set and a clapperboard dated as 5th December.

The board has the new Doctor Who logo that was revealed recently when the BBC announced their partnership with Disney and has the directors name down as Dylan Holmes Williams and the roll number as A001.

Doctor Who season 14 will be the first full season to be overseen by incoming showrunner Russell T Davies who returns to the show after more than a decade away.

The new season will begin at the end of 2023, the year of the 60th anniversary, and will follow three one-hour-long special episodes which will be centred on the story of the Fourteenth Doctor played by David Tennant, accompanied by Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate) as they attempt to sort out the mess left by the Master at the end of The Power of the Doctor and battle the enemy played by Neil Patrick Harris.

We also know that Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney will feature in the 60th anniversary shows as character called Rose, and will be pivotal in explaining how the regeneration process appeared to go wrong after Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor regenerated into the Fourteenth as David Tennant, rather than moving straight onto Ncuti Gatwa’s incarnation.

The 2023 shows will be the first as part of a new deal between the BBC and Disney that will see Disney+ become the streaming home of Doctor Who outside the UK and which was announced with talk of a “shared creative vision” between the partners. The deal has led to many press reports that have speculated that the show could see more investment in its on-screen budget as part of the partnership and that there could be plans to launch a number of new spin-off shows that will expand the Doctor Who universe further and faster than ever before.