ICYMI: Jodie Whittaker is our new Doctor
BBC has officially announced that the new Doctor from the iconic series “Doctor Who” will be played by Jodie Whittaker.
Today the BBC has revealed in a video who will play our new Doctor, actress Jodi Whittaker. You can view the trailer here:
The last time they recast the Doctor with Peter Capaldi. While he does have his fans many felt it was time for a different approach and were disappointed a woman wasn’t cast. Well the BBC seemed to take that to heart and made the change this time. Not much is known as to the personality of this Doctor as the makers probably wish to keep it a secret. Jodie Whittaker is best known as one of the leads of “Broadchurch.” On her casting Whittaker was quoted as saying,
“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.”
For those who aren’t aware, “Doctor Who” is a series about an alien (Time Lord) that travels around space and time. Often times with human companions. He has adventures, rights wrongs, teaches important lessons and saves the universe again and again. Years ago to get around a casting issue they revealed that at the end of their lives Time Lords can regenerate into a new form. This has been the key to the show’s longevity. Until now men have only been the only ones to play the role.
To all of those making a fuss about the Jodie Whittaker now playing the Doctor remember that the seeds were planted a while ago. Once they decided to cast a regenerated Master (the Doctor’s arch nemesis) as a woman this is a possibility for the Doctor as well since you know… they’re the same species. At least keep your silly reasons for complaining consistent. The new Doctor is due to make her debut in the next “Doctor Who” Christmas Special after Peter Capaldi regenerates.
What do you think? Will Jodie Whittaker make a good Doctor on the new season of “Doctor Who?”
This was first reported by BBC.com