BBC has announced that Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry will appear in the twelfth series of Doctor Who.
The two British TV icons have landed major roles in what showrunner Chris Chibnall has called “one of [Doctor Who’s] biggest ever stories to kick off the new series”.
As for whether Fry and Henry will play friends or enemies remains under wraps.
Reprising her role as the Thirteenth Doctor at the helm of the TARDIS will be Jodie Whittaker, alongside her usual time-travelling team with Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yaz and Bradley Walsh as Graham.
Speaking on his excitement about the role, Sir Lenny Henry commented: “It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who.
“As a life-long (hiding behind the sofa type) Doctor Who fan this is a very special moment for me.”
The new series of Doctor Who starts on New Year’s Day 2020.
Watch Sir Lenny Henry speak at the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019.