Matt Smith happened to be the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who before he went on to star in Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright and HBO’s upcoming series, House of the Dragon which is a Game of Thrones prequel. Smith appeared in the famous 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor, with David Tennant who reprised his role as the Tenth Doctor. 2023 will see former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies returning to Doctor Who to direct the show for its 60th anniversary season. It’s still unknown who will play the Doctor in this season as Jodie Whittaker’s successor hasn’t been announced yet.
Can Matt Smith return, just like Tennant, for this milestone celebration of Doctor Who, as a guest star?
This question was placed before Matt Smith by CNET. However, his response suggested that he was quite unaware if any plans were even in place for the 60th-anniversary celebration. Smith seemed excited by the idea of Davies making a return, but the actor hadn’t heard anything about returning yet.
“Wow. Like, who knows?” Smith said of the possibility of his return. “I mean, look, I’m pleased Russell’s back. I think he oversaw one of the great 10 years of Doctor Who. He’s a great guy, he’s a brilliant writer, I think he manages to get in the cultural zeitgeist, which is what that show needs to do. It’s an exciting move for the show, so, I’m sure one of his scripts would be just brilliant. I haven’t heard and no one’s picked up the phone yet.”
Smith Played the Doctor Under Davies
Smith played the Doctor under Davies successor as Doctor Who showrunner, Stephen Moffat. Seeing Matt perform the script by Davies would be really exciting for many Doctor Who fans.
“I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show,” Davies said in a statement announcing his return. “But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm – I’m still a viewer for now.”
Whittaker is current in his final season as the Thirteenth Doctor in the six-part serial Doctor Who: Flux which premiered this Halloween and its second episode will be airing today. Next year, Chibnall and Whittaker will return for three special episodes of Doctor Who, including the one celebrating BBC’s 100th anniversary.
“It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home,” Chibnall said in a statement announcing Davies’ return. “Russell built the baton that is about to be handed back to him – Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales, and let’s be honest everyone in the whole world, have so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead.”