For the first time in Doctor Who history, the Time Lord will be a woman!
For some time now Whovians all over the world have been speculating as to just who will be the next Doctor in BBC’s hit series Doctor Who. Historically speaking, the Doctor has always been a man, regenerating after being fatally wounded. However, times have changed and with mounting pressure and support from fans at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final the newest Doctor’s identity was finally revealed. Check out the short trailer below!
Jodie Whittaker, best known for her role in BBC crime drama Broadchurch, said, “It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”
Jodie Whittaker will also be working with a familiar face when she joins Doctor Who. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall is stepping into the role of director and writer with Steven Moffat stepping down. Chris said, “Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The 13th Doctor is on her way.”
Jodie Whittaker will make her debut on Doctor Who when the Doctor regenerates during the Christmas Day special this year.