Doctor Who has cast Jonathan Groff in a mysterious and exciting role.
The actor is known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix: Resurrections, voices Kristoff in Frozen, starred in the popular Netflix series Mindhunter, stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin, and played Jesse in the musical comedy-drama GLEE.
Jonathan Groff also made his mark on Broadway, dazzling audiences with his famous performance as King George III in Hamilton, where he was nominated for not only a Tony Award, but also a Primetime Emmy Award for the live stage recording.
“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!” said Groff.
Showrunner, Russell T Davies added, “This is an incredible coup, and a great honour, to get such a huge star striding on to our set. So strap on your space boots, this is going to be a blast!”
Update: first look revealed.
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Award-winning star of stage and screen Jonathan Groff joins the cast of the upcoming series in a key role. Find out more here ➡️ https://t.co/x1zLJJcsF2 pic.twitter.com/7GGvJ0q7hG
Doctor Who gearing up for big November premiere
Jonathan Groff joins Ncuti Gatwa who is playing the Fifteenth Doctor, Millie Gibson as the Doctor’s companion Ruby Sunday, Neil Patrick Harris as the villain, Yasmin Finney is playing Rose, Jinkx Monsoon as the Doctor’s most powerful enemy, yet, and Sooz Kempner is playing the universe’s greatest assassin across a multi-platform story.
Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes featuring the return of David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the festive period.
It has also been announced that Doctor Who Series 14 will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland, and on the Disney+ streaming service as the exclusive home outside the UK and Ireland.