Christopher Eccleston to Reprise His Role as Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston at the "Toy Story 4" film premiere in 2019. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock (10311647bk)

Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston will be reprising his role as the ninth doctor.

Eccleston took on the role of the doctor in the Doctor Who reboot 15 years ago. Since then, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Jodie Whitaker have taken on the iconic role. Now, Ecleston will be reprising his role for a brand new audio series.

The series will be called Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures and it will be a collaboration between Big Finish and BBC Studios. The first volume of the series contains 12 adventures.

“After 15 years, it will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world, bringing back to life a character I love playing,” Eccleston said.

“I first talked to Christopher about returning to the role of the Doctor at a fan convention in February this year,” Big Finish chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery added. “Christopher said he was enjoying meeting the fans and was pleased that his Doctor was remembered so fondly.

“I am so pleased that Christopher has decided to return to the role with us – and I’m excited to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we discover the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.”

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures will be released across four boxsets from May 2021.