Award-winning actress, singer and two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, Jinkx Monsoon has joined the cast of Doctor Who in a major role.
BBC shared the news on social media which you can see below:
Hi Jinkx! ♥️♥️➕ ⛈️
Award-winning actress, singer and two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, @JinkxMonsoon will appear in a major role in the new series of #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/CGiqAufHB9
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) April 3, 2023
“In a galaxy of comets and supernovas, here comes the biggest star of all. Jinkx Monsoon is on a collision course with the TARDIS, and ‘Doctor Who’ will never be the same again,” showrunner Russell T Davies said.
“I’m honored, thrilled, and utterly excited to join ‘Doctor Who!’ Russell T Davies is a visionary and a brilliant writer — I can’t wait to get into the weeds with him and the crew! I hope there’s room in the TARDIS for my luggage,” Monsoon said.
The three-part Doctor Who 60th anniversary special will air in November 2023, followed by the debut of Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor in 2024. Doctor Who Season 14 will be the first new season of Doctor Who, following the anniversary specials.
Previously announced cast includes Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney, Neil Patrick Harris, Jacqueline King, Karl Collins and Ruth Madeley.
Recently announced cast includes Jemma Redgrave and Anuerin Barnard. Jemma Redgrave will return as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, as will UNIT, the organization that seeks to defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats. Aneurin Barnard joins the series as Roger ap Gwilliam. Anita Dobson (EastEnders) and Michelle Greenidge (Venom: Let There Be Carnage) have also boarded the cast.
Last October, it was announced that the BBC and Disney Branded Television – two giants of entertainment – have come together to transform Doctor Who into a global franchise. Doctor Who will exclusively be available on the streaming service Disney+ outside of the U.K. and Ireland. The show will remain on the BBC in the UK.