BBC Reveals Jodie Whittaker the Thirteenth ‘Doctor Who’
Jodie Whittaker will be the thirteenth Medical professional Who after the BBC named her the new time lord, among the most renowned sci-fi
characters on TELEVISION worldwide.” Assault The Block” star Whittaker is the first-ever female medical professional and will be seen on BBC One in the U.K. and on BBC America in the US, as well as internationally, with the sci-fi series among the most significant selling shows BBC Worldwide has on its books.
“I’m beyond thrilled to start this impressive journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” Whittaker stated. “It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It implies keeping in mind everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to welcome everything the Physician represents: hope. I can’t wait.”
The new Doctor was exposed in an interstitial after the climax of the Wimbledon males’s tennis finals on BBC One and an the authorities “Medical professional Who” Twitter feed.She replaces Peter Capaldi(“In The Loop”) who ended up being the twelfth physician in 2013 and informed BBC radio in January it was “time to carry on.” He replaced Matt Smith, who went on to star in “The Crown.”
Capaldi paid tribute to Whittaker: “Anybody who has actually seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will understand that she is a fantastic actress of terrific uniqueness and appeal,” he said. “She has above all the big heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a wonderful Physician.”
“Physician Who” was first made in 1963, but its existing incarnation dates back to a 2005 reboot that had Christopher Eccleston in the title function. He was succeeded by David Tenant in 2010.
Writers and showrunners at the helm because the reboot have consisted of Russell T Davies and Steven Moffatt, who teamed with another “Doctor Who” author, Mark Gatiss, on another fan favorite, “Sherlock.” Moffat is leaving the show with Capaldi and has a new job and a “Dracula” series in the making with Gatiss.The final episode of the Moffat and Capaldi period is an unique set up for Christmas Day. Chris Chibnall of “Broadchurch “has already been named the new “Physician Who” showrunner. His very first season next year will be the eleventh of the brand-new generation of the show.Chibnall said:
” I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re delighted to have actually protected our top choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew all of us away. Jodie is a sought-after, amusing, motivating, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”
The manufacturers had teased fans on Friday with a video on YouTube, which featured 10 Downing Street and the Statue of Liberty, before revealing a message: “Satisfy the 13th Physician after the Wimbledon Men’s Final.”