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‘Doctor Who’: Goran Višnjić, Robert Glenister To Join Stephen Fry As Guest Stars In Upcoming Season

Deadline — Geoff Boucher

Goran Višnjić (ER) and Robert Glenister (Paranoid) will join the previously announced Stephen Fry (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Lenny Henry (Broadchuch) as guest stars joining the cast of Doctor Who when the venerable sci-fi import returns to BBC America in early 2020.

For Glenister, joining the new season’s ensemble feels a bit like time travel: “I first appeared in Doctor Who in ‘The Caves of Androzani’ at the tender age of 24 in 1984. Thirty-five years later, I got to be in it again at the not-so-tender age of nearly 60. How time flies!”

Višnjić, meanwhile, is a longtime viewer, first-time visitor to the TARDIS:  “I’ve always been a huge fan of Doctor Who, so when the offer to play one of my favorite people in history came, it made me so happy to be part of the show and it turned into this awesome, dream job!”

It was 56 years ago today that Doctor Who premiered on the UK airwaves. Twelve men have played the resourceful Time Lord known simply as The Doctor but these days the iconic role belongs to Jodie Whittaker, who returns for her second season. Whittaker will be joined by Tosin Cole (Ryan), Mandip Gill (Yaz), and Bradley Walsh (Graham), all in their sophomore season as well. Chris Chibnall returns as Showrunner with Matt Strevens as Executive Producer.

“One of the great joys of Doctor Who is the legendary actors who want to come and join in the Doctor’s adventures,” Strevens said. “We were thrilled to welcome Goran and Robert, whose worked we’ve loved and admired for years. They create two iconic characters who are going to delight and entertain.”

Here’s a look at the very first episode of Doctor Who, which aired 56 years ago today…

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