David Tennant will be returning for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who.
Tennant made his Doctor Who debut in 2005 and stayed with the show until January 1, 2010. For the 50th anniversary special, the actor will be reunited with his on-screen partner Rose Tyler who played Billie Piper on the show.
According to TV Line, the 50th anniversary special will start filming this week. There are varying reports claiming that the special will be between 60 and 90 minutes. It has been confirmed that the special will be filmed in 3D.
IO9 reports that in addition to Tennant and Tyler, the special will also feature John Hurt. Current Doctor Who Matt Smith will also appear in the special.
Rumors about Tennant’s involvement in the special have been circulating since the special was announced last year but it was finally made official today.
A message on the official Doctor Who twitter account reads: “
#DoctorWho50th: David Tennant and Billie Piper to return for blockbuster celebrations with John Hurt also confirmed.”
The announcement comes on the same day that Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will return to the small screen for the 7th season of Doctor Who.
In addition to the TV special, the BBC will also be producing several shows chronicling 50 years of time travel.