BBC Announces The 13th Doctor-And She's A Woman — Doctor Who

Martes, 18 Jul, 2017

Actress Jodie Whittaker will portray Doctor Who in the next season of the beloved BBC series, becoming the first woman to play the role.

The BBC on Sunday released a minute-long video of a cloaked figure walking through a forest towards the Doctor's signature blue telephone box spaceship, the Tardis. Since then she's had a varied career in British television and film, including St. Trinian's and one of the most beloved episodes of Black Mirror, "The Entire History of You".

Immediately following the announcement, the news of Whittaker's Doctor Who was met with similar skepticism and uproar as the all-female Ghostbusters faced.

As Capaldi just finished filming his scenes in the upcoming Christmas special last weeks, it is likely that the first scene with Whittker is set to shoot on Monday, July 17. "It's more than an honor to play the Doctor".

There will be a familiar face for her on set - Doctor Who's new showrunner is Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.

"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor", she said.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away", reports The Guardian.

She is expected to make her debut during the Christmas special.

The show's executive producer Chris Chibnall committed to making a change in the show.

It will be super exciting to see a woman take Doctor Who into a brand new era.

And it's a role Chibnell said was always intended for a female actor. He said of the casting, "After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we're excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor".

"RIP Doctor Who 1963-2017, will be sadly missed", a second added.