Doctor Who's David Tennant And Catherine Tate Are Reteaming For A New TV Show

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David Tennant and Catherine Tate may not be the definitive Doctor-and-companion team up in the eyes of Doctor Who fans, but there's no denying the two had great chemistry. Both actors have worked together on projects following Tate's run as Donna Noble on the BBC series, and the two are now reteaming for the new TV comedy Americons, for which they will get a chance to showcase their comedic chops.

The plot details are scant on Americons, with the series description simply stating that Catherine Tate and David Tennant will portray two individuals who are moving to the United States. The dramedy is being written by Tate and will be produced by the Welsh production company Bad Wolf, which was one of the teams behind HBO's The Night Of and the impending adaptation of His Dark Materials. Deadline reports the in-development series is believed to be in advanced stages of development for Sky One, and given the two actors' international appeal, an American distributor will likely be sought out in time for the premiere.

Doctor Who fans can hope so anyway, as they already know that David Tennant and Catherine Tate mixing it up in a dramedy equals success. Both actors were great at walking the tightrope between silliness and seriousness when they were passengers on the TARDIS, and their performances led to some of the show's most emotional moments. To date, many fans will say the Doctor being forced to wipe Donna's mind to save her life as one of saddest moments of the series:

David Tennant and Catherine Tate have since taken on many separate projects since Doctor Who, although they've found time to star together in other projects since then. The two teamed up in 2011 for a British stage performance of Much Ado About Nothing, and both provide voices for Disney's animated DuckTales reboot. Americons will be another opportunity to see the two rekindling things in live-action, so hopefully this new series manages to find its way across the pond one way or another. If not, audiences can create the new show at some by alternating between Tate's run on The Office and Season 1 of Jessica Jones on Netflix, although that probably won't be nearly as satisfying.

As mentioned before Americons is believed to be in-development for Sky One, and there's no release date for the series at this time. For a list of upcoming shows that do have release dates, be sure to check out our summer premiere guide. Doctor Who fans who are eager for more news on David Tennant should be sure to read up on what the actor thinks Jodie Whittaker will bring to the role of the Doctor.

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