10 years ago, David Tennant and Catherine Tate travelled around time and space together as the Doctor and his best friend Donna Noble on Doctor Who. Now, they’re reuniting for a new comedy series from Sky.
Titled The Americons (that’s not a typo), the scripted sitcom sees Tennant and Tate play a British couple who move to the United States. That’s all we know about the premise for now, but we’d hazard a guess that there’s some sort of con involved as well, at least going by that title.
Tate is set to write the series in addition to starring in it, while Americons is being produced by Bad Wolf Productions, which is actually run by two former Doctor Who producers, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter. The company’s name comes from a long-running story arc on the sci-fi show, in fact.
As Whovians will probably know, Tennant and Tate have one of the strongest friendships that’s ever come out of the series. After Tate guest starred in 2006’s Christmas special, their on-screen chemistry went down so well that the actress returned as a regular in 2008’s season 4, following it up with an appearance in David Tennant’s two-part swansong the next year.
Since their partnership on Doctor Who ended, the pair have worked together many times. Tennant has turned up on The Catherine Tate Show here and there, they performed in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on stage in 2011 and, most recently, they both lent their voices to Disney’s reboot of DuckTales. What’s more, they also reprised their roles as the Doctor and Donna for some original Who audio dramas last year.
There’s no news as yet as to when David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s Americons can be expected on our screens, but as soon as we learn more about the project, we’ll be sure to let you know.