“Doctor Who” Season 12 Guest Stars Announced

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It has been a big week for Doctor Who fans. 

After showrunner Chris Chibnall confirmed earlier this week that filming of the 12th season of the hit time travel show has officially ended, now we learn that the show has banked some major Brit talent to guest star in the forthcoming season. 

Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry have been confirmed as guest stars on season 12 of Doctor Who.

“It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who,” said Henry. “The nearest I have been to the TARDIS was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in the Lenny Henry Show, so as a lifelong (hiding-behind-the-sofa-type) Doctor Who fan, this is a very special moment for me.”

Fry added, “Short of being picked for a British space exploration program, and I readily concede that I’m past the age where I’d be considered (if I was ever the right age for such a posting), then being in an episode of Doctor Who will certainly do as a very sweet second-place excitement.”

Chibnall added: “Doctor Who is coming back with a bang — with two great British icons in major roles. One of the great joys of Doctor Who is getting to work with actors from your wish list. Stephen and Lenny are two of my absolute favorite actors — and to be able to bring them into Doctor Who, in one of our biggest ever stories to kick off the new season, is an absolute thrill.”

Doctor Who is set to return in early 2020.