Tip of the hat to BBC for this amazing casting!
For the first time ever, Doctor Who will be played by a woman! FINALLY!
On Sunday, the network announced Jodie Whittaker — who you may know from Broadchurch, Black Mirror, and The Smoke – will be replacing star Peter Capaldi to become the 13th Time Lord on the sci-fi series!
The 35-year-old actress told Variety of the casting:
“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with [new showrunner Chris Chibnall] and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor 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.”
Capaldi added of his successor:
“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
Watch the teaser in the clip (below)!!
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2017