Doctor Who  adds Neil Patrick Harris to its already-impressive cast ahead of the show’s upcoming 60th Anniversary.

Last Monday evening it was confirmed that Neil Patrick Harris would be filming scenes that will air next year, and most likely as an adversary for The Doctor. Remaining vague on the details of Neil Patrick’s role, returning showrunner Russell T. Davies said: “It’s my huge honour to open our studio doors for the mighty Neil Patrick Harris… but who, why, what is he playing? You’ll just have to wait.”

However, he did tease that the Time Lord might have a brand new adversary, teasing: “Doctor beware!”

The official BBC Doctor Who handle on Twitter sent out this puzzling image of Harris with the announcement, an image that doesn’t appear to be from anything specific that we can find. (If you know what this character is as portrayed by Harris, please speak up in the comments section below.)

Neil Patrick Harris tumbled onto the world stage at the tender age of 16 in the acclaimed TV series Doogie Hauser, M.D. An Emmy and Tony award winner, whose screen credits include the TV series How I Met Your Mother and A Series Of Unfortunate Events, as well as films like Starship Troopers, Gone Girl, and The Matrix Resurrections.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate have also both confirmed a return to the franchise, presumably in a return to their own roles as Doctor and Companion, for the upcoming 60th Anniversary special episode.


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