Scottish actor David Tennant will play Scrooge McDuck in upcoming remake of the Disney cartoon television series, "Ducktales."

A lot of celebrities will be on the upcoming show

Tennant, who is best known as one of the many actors to play "Doctor Who," is set to play the star of the series, Scrooge McDuck, reflecting the character’s Scottish origins. In the original, Scrooge was voiced by television actor Alan Young, who had beforehand been known for his role in the television sitcom, "Mr. Ed."

Based on the Uncle Scrooge comic series, the series revolves around the misadventures of Donald Duck’s wealthy titular uncle, and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

Voice actress Russi Taylor, best known for her work on "The Simpsons," voiced the three nephews, in addition to their female playmate, Webby, who is the granddaughter of the family's housemaid. The rebooted cartoon, however, will have three, different male voice actors to play the three nephews, Danny Pudi, Bobby Moynihan, and Ben Schwartz, respectively. Actress Kate Micucci is also set to play Webby, and Nigerian actress Toks Olagundoye will play her grandmother, Mrs. Beakley.

In the original cartoon, Donald Duck was a recurring character who only occasionally appeared on the show, despite most of the characters originating in earlier Disney products as his relatives.

It is currently unknown what role he will have in the upcoming series, although a sample of his voice has appeared in promotional material for the series, and a design for the character has appeared in released artwork.

When will the series air?

The show, which is set to premiere in Summer 2017, is expected to have 21 episodes and two-hour long specials, possibly meant to promote the series to younger viewers unfamiliar with the original.

The original Disney cartoon ran from 1987 to 1990 in its original run, but remained on television in syndication past that.

To promote the series, the new voice actors released the following video where they sang the original show’s theme song:

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