Neil Patrick Harris announced as new Doctor Who cast member

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Already filming scenes for 'How I Met Your Mother,' which will air in 2023

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Neil Patrick Harris is coming to Doctor Who next season, the BBC announced Monday (13 June).

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Harris is currently filming scenes that will air in 2023, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations.

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Russell T Davies, Showrunner, stated in a statement that it was a great honor to open our studio doors to the mighty Neil Patrick Harris...

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But who, why, and what is he doing? We'll have to wait. But, I can assure you that the stuff we are shooting right now is not on the scale. Beware, Doctor!

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It is not yet known who Harris, US actor ( Doogie Howser MD and How I Met Your Mother), will portray.

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But, Davies' last statement could suggest that Davies is playing a villainous part for the star who played the evil and unfortunate Count Olaf .

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When Jodie Wittaker leaves the show, he will be joining the new Doctor Ncuti Gwa.

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Gatwa stated that he was "deeply honored, beyond excited, and of course a bit scared" to be the next timelord in the show’s rich history.

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