‘Doctor Who’ reveals first glimpse of Jonathan Groff in ‘mysterious’ guest role with Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson

‘Doctor Who’ reveals first glimpse of Jonathan Groff in ‘mysterious’ guest role with Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson

UPDATE: Jonathan Groff has started filming the new series of “Doctor Who”. The BBC has revealed the first look at him as the character in his mysterious key role alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson.

PREVIOUSLY: Stage and screen star Jonathan Groff will appear in the new series of the BBC’s long-running and immensely popular ‘Doctor Who’ series in a key role.

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“Doctor Who” began in 1963 and follows the adventures of a Time Lord known as The Doctor, a human-looking alien being. The Doctor travels the universe in a time-traveling spaceship called the Tardis.

Although there is no indication as to Groff’s exact role, “he is set to step aboard the TARDIS in a mysterious and thrilling guest role,” a BBC statement read.

Groff rose to prominence when he starred as Jesse St. James in the musical “Glee.” He has since been celebrated for his on-screen work, from playing Eric in M. Night Shyamalan’s box office hit “Knock at the Cabin,” to playing Holden Ford in the acclaimed series “Mindhunter”, directed by David Fincher. The actor also played new Agent Smith in “The Matrix Resurrections” and is known for his voice acting roles in the Frozen franchise.

On Broadway, Groff’s performance as King George III in “Hamilton” was nominated for a Tony Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Live Recording.

Jodie Whittaker, the show’s 13th Doctor, regenerated last year, revealing David Tennant, who was the 10th Doctor, as the 14th Doctor. The series returns in November, with Tennant as the doctor, with three special episodes to coincide with the series’ 60th anniversary.

The next Doctor, played by “Sex Education” star Ncuti Gatwa, will take control of the Tardis after Tennant. The first episode of Gatwa as the 15th Doctor will air during the holiday season.

Jinkx Monsoon, winner of the fifth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”, has also been added to the cast.

Groff said: “I am so thrilled to dive into the extraordinary mind of Russell T Davies and watch the incredible Ncuti Gatwa soar in this iconic role.”

Showrunner, Russell T Davies said: “It’s an amazing shot and a great honor to have such a big star on our set. So put on your space boots, it’s going to be awesome.

“Doctor Who” will air exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of “Doctor Who” outside of the UK and Ireland.

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