Well, it's about damn time!
The BBC has revealed that actress Jodie Whittaker will portray the 13th Doctor on the long-running Sci-Fi series, Doctor Who. She will officially be the first female lead for the hit show.
Jodie Whittaker, 34, is from Yorkshire, England and has appeared on Broadchurch and in the comedy film Adult Life Skills, which she also executive produced and which got several British Independent Film Awards nominations.
Check out the announcement trailer posted below...
Current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will exit the show following the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special. The actor has been with the show since 2013.
"I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet," said Whittaker. "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."
Adds new showrunner Chris Chibnall: "After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. 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. 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 Thirteenth Doctor is on her way."
This is a very exciting shakeup for Doctor Who, and we can't wait to see Jodie Whittaker enter the Tardis on the show's next season on The BBC.
Source: The BBC
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