Ncuti Gatwa’s debut season of Doctor Who is continuing its big-name casting streak, this time landing Jonathan Groff fresh off Knock at the Cabin for a mystery major role.
Announced by the BBC today, details of Groff’s character are currently being kept under wraps. “I am so thrilled to jump into the extraordinary mind of Russell T Davies and watch the incredible Ncuti Gatwa soar in this iconic role,” Groff said of joining the series in a statement.
“This is an incredible coup, and a great honor, to get such a huge star striding on to our set,” returning showrunner Davies added. “So strap on your space boots, this is going to be a blast!”
Given Groff’s musical background, and the recent teasing that fellow guest star Jinkx Monsoon will be playing a music-themed villain (judging by the Drag Race star’s costuming), there’s a not-impossible chance will hear Groff hit a note or two in his time in the TARDIS. Is Doctor Who going full musical for a story? We’ll have to wait until next year to find out, when the 14th season of the series hits the BBC in the UK, and Disney+ elsewhere worldwide.
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