BBC has finally released the first sneak peek at Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney in the upcoming Doctor Who specials. Back in May, it was revealed that the beloved talent would be joining the Doctor Who universe as a new Rose. “This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself, Russell [T Davies], has not only made my year, it’s made my life,” Finney said in a statement following her casting. “I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms.
Get ready.” It’s A Sin creator and Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies echoed similar sentiments in an additional statement. “Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder – how can there be another Rose?
You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set,” he teased. “We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse.” Over the last few months, fans have been eager to learn more about Finney’s new Rose and where she falls in the forthcoming 2023 Doctor Who specials.
Fortunately on 25 December, the BBC finally treated fans to a first-look at the Heartstopper star’s debut with a brief trailer.