'Dr. Who' Just Announced Its First-Ever Female Lead

17 Juillet, 2017, 18:38 | Auteur: Abel Leblanc
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The show would span three seasons and capture the imagination of the nation, focusing on the fictional story of the death of Danny Latimer, an 11-year-old boy whose body is discovered on Broadchurch beach, sparking an engrossing murder mystery akin to the likes of Agatha Christie. "She's going to be awesome!" while The Night Of star Riz Ahmed wrote, "Jodie Whittaker is an incredible actress, an amazing person, and I'm so glad she's the new #DoctorWho". The author explicitly admits to having fallen out of love with Doctor Who because of 'the often over-wrought plotlines and halting character development of Steven Moffat', and yet is now 'excited', because 'for the first time in 50 years, the Doctor wouldn't be a white guy'. The 5th Doctor Peter Davison took to his Twitter account to share some advice for fans, saying that "it might be more helpful to be encouraging, and not simply scornful, of fans who are uncertain about change".

It has been announced that the actor set to play the Thirteenth Doctor in the BBC's time-honoured sci-fi series Doctor Who, will be revealed this Sunday. The decline in Doctor Who's ratings is directly linked to the decline in quality.

"She has, above all, the huge heart to play this most special part".

"I want to tell the fans not to be scared of my gender", she said.

The fairly inevitable casting of a woman has been called 'audacious' and 'risky' by the countless commentators lapping it up. The date was November 23rd 2013, and the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who was on the big screen.

Whittaker's appointment is Chibnall's first in the new gig.

"The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one", Whittaker smiled.

"The thing is, people my age and who have watched it and it's been a bloke, a bloke, a bloke, this was coming because when Matt Smith was mentioned after [David] Tennant, there was 'oh I wonder if they will have a woman' and Matt Smith come".

Whittaker now takes up the mantle of a character who has become a fixture in British culture and global science fiction fandom.

Peter Capaldi steps down from the role at the end of the year. I am, however, an out and proud fan of Capaldi's shades. "To misogynists moaning about #Doctor13: You're not the target audience".

"In 2017 there shouldn't be anything major about a TV series changing from a male lead to a female one". With an acclaimed breakout script by Rachel Tunnard, Whittaker's performance was both achingly authentic and genuinely hilarious, earning her another nomination in the Best Actress category for the British Independent Film Awards. "Well thats me and Doctor Who finished".

And in the Star Wars' universe Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, and Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, also proved that male-dominated franchises could be reinvented for the modern day with women taking a leading role.

Except for two breaks, between 1989 and 1996 and 1996 and 2005, the BBC series has been in production since 1963.

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