New Doctor Who logo: “it’s staying”

It’s been a year of new things for Doctor Who.

A new showrunner in Russell T Davies, a new Doctor in Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth, a new companion in Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday and a new deal between the BBC and Disney meaning that the show will have an international new home of Disney+.

And with all this newness, there has also been a new logo for the show revealed.

However, although the diamond shape has been attributed to the 60th-anniversary diamond celebrations coming up, it turns out the main reason the logo looks the way it does is that everyone just really likes it. And what is more, it’s going to stay beyond the 60th.

“We’ve taken to saying that the new logo is diamond-shaped for the diamond anniversary. But that’s not strictly true,” showrunner Russell T Davies explains in Doctor Who Magazine.

He goes on to say that the diamond logo was chosen “because we love it” and the “diamond fact got bolted on afterwards, as a handy convenience.”

And although the BBC has released a special diamond version of the logo to celebrate the 60th in 2023, the logo itself “it’s not just for next year, it’s staying.”

2023 is set to be a big year for Doctor Who with three 60th anniversary specials to be aired in November which will star David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor, Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, Yasmin Finney as Rose and Neil Patrick Harris as an unnamed enemy.

In addition to this, it will also be the first chance for viewers to see Ncuti Gatwa in control of the TARDIS with his new companion Ruby Sunday played by Millie Gibson. Season 14 is expected to follow after the festive season special and will consist of eight episodes.

The shows in 2023 will be the first as part of a new deal between the BBC and Disney which will see Disney+ become the international home of Doctor Who.