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Doctor Who stars to reunite in upcoming comedy-drama called 'Americons'

David Tennant and Catherine Tate first starred together in the 2006 Doctor Who Christmas special The Runaway Bride before Tate became the Doctor’s regular companion in 2008
UPDATED JAN 28, 2020
(L-R) Tosin Cole, Jodie Whittaker, IGN's EIC of Entertainment Terri Schwartz and Mandip Gill (Source:Getty Images)
(L-R) Tosin Cole, Jodie Whittaker, IGN's EIC of Entertainment Terri Schwartz and Mandip Gill (Source:Getty Images)

The popular Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate are going to reunite for new comedy-drama called Americons on Sky One. The two actors previously worked together when Tennant played the Tenth Doctor, with Tate playing his companion Donna Noble. They first starred together in the 2006 Christmas special The Runaway Bride before Donna became the Doctor’s regular companion in 2008.

Besides sharing the screen, the duo also worked together on stage in 2011 for Much Ado About Nothing, and in the reboot of Disney's animated series DuckTales, where they are the voices of Magica De Spell and Scrooge McDuck. After it was announced that the two will reunite for a new show, fans of the duo took to Twitter to express their excitement.

Tennant also appeared in an episode of The Catherine Tate Show, playing a teacher who had the task of disciplining a student. Tate has previously starred in NBC’s The Office. 

Not much has been revealed about Americons yet, besides the fact that it follows a couple who move to America. And, as the title suggest, there is a bit of conning involved. 

The show is said to be produced by Bad Wolf, the production company co-founded in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, who were responsible to have helped revive Doctor Who on the BBC with Russell T Davies.

The announcement of Americons for the European pay-TV giant comes after it scored a commission for its adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches, which will air later this year. Bad Wolf is also behind upcoming the show His Dark Materials.

Sky One has a long list of comedies and dramas lined up. Last year, it launched Bounty Hunters, starring Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez. This year it has premiered Idris Elba comedy In The Long Run as well as Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters-fronted buddy cop drama Bulletproof. 

It is believed that the show is still in the development phase and details are under wraps. However, what we know so far is that the duo's latest project is said to be a scripted comedy-drama written by Tate following the pair as they move to the United States. 

When Tennant appeared on The Graham Norton Show on May 18, he revealed that he thought the Doctor Who fan base "was quite scary at first".