You don’t have to jump into a TARDIS and travel back in time to catch new ones Doctor Who episodes with the fictional military organization UNIT. This also applies to Kate Stewart, who heads the group’s scientific research department. The long-running sci-fi show confirmed that actress Jemma Redgrave will be returning to the show as Kate, and also added that Aneurin Barnard is joining the cast.
In a “cast announcements” tweet, the official Doctor Who Twitter account run by the BBC wrote: “UNIT returns! Jemma Redgrave returns as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, and UNIT, the long-running organization set to defend Earth, returns in the next series of #DoctorWho. Aneurin Barnard also joins the series as the mysterious Roger ap Gwilliam.”
No other details were released. Redgrave, 57, was first cast in the series in 2012 and has returned to the role, including in a 50th anniversary special in 2013, episodes in 2014 and 2015, as well as in episodes from 2021. Welsh actor Barnard, 35, has previously appeared in the movies Dunkirk and The goldfinchas well as the sci-fi mystery show 1899, which was recently canceled by Netflix after just one season.
The long-running favorite will return later this year, but fans will no longer be able to watch it on the BBC. In October it became known that Doctor Who moved over to Disney+ for the upcoming seasons. Ncuti Gatwa, from the Netflix comedy-drama show Sex education, is set to become the 15th Doctor. He will make history as the first black actor to star in the series when his first episode airs sometime around the end of this year.
But before that, David Tennant – who starred as the Tenth Doctor – will be back as the Fourteenth Doctor for a trio of special 60th anniversary episodes set to air in November.
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