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Synopsis and Cast Revealed for Doctor Who: Rogue

The BBC has revealed the synopsis for the next episode of Doctor Who Series 14, named Rogue.

The story takes its name from the bounty hunter played by Frozen star, Jonathan Groff, who will apparently leave a lasting impression on the Fifteenth Doctor.

Written by Loki creatives, Kate Herron and Briony Redman, and directed by Ben Chessell (The Only Person in the World), here’s what Rogue‘s all about:

The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and “Lady Ruby Sunday of the Notting Hill Estate” (Millie Gibson) crash the Duchess of Pemberton’s (Indira Varma) ball in 1813 Bath. The ball is the highlight of the season, where the cream of Regency society gather to dance, gossip and flirt. The Doctor and Ruby are having a wonderful time dancing and mingling, but not everyone is who they seem to be. There’s a dessicated corpse in the shrubbery. Above the crowd, the Doctor spots mysterious bounty hunter called Rogue (Jonathan Groff), who is about to change the Doctor’s life forever.

Nothing about the X-Men at all…

And here’s who’s in the episode:

The Doctor: Ncuti Gatwa
Ruby Sunday: Millie Gibson
Rogue: Jonathan Groff
Duchess of Pemberton: Indira Varma
Lord Barton: Paul Forman
Emily Beckett: Camilla Aiko
Carla Sunday: Michelle Greenidge
Lord Galpin: Maxim Ays
The Portrait: Susan Twist
Housekeeper: Debra Baker
Butler: Ashley Campbell
Miss Talbot: Nancy Brabin-Platt
Mr Price: David Charles

The eagle-eyed among you will spot Torchwood alumni, Indira Varma; Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum again; and, once more, Susan Twist, who’s been a recurring face in the series so far.

Rogue will be available on BBC1, iPlayer, and Disney+ from 8th June 2024.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Synopsis and Cast Revealed for Doctor Who: Rogue

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