New Doctor Who: 13th Doctor Who confirmed as Jodie Whittaker

17 Juillet, 2017, 21:20 | Auteur: Abel Leblanc
  • New Doctor Who: 13th Doctor Who confirmed as Jodie Whittaker

After 36 seasons and 12 doctors, the title character of "Doctor Who" has finally regenerated into a female body.

We're excited to see what she does with the role.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice".

Jodie is best known for her role in UK television drama Broadchurch, where she starred coincidently alongside David Tennant, who played the tenth Doctor back in 2005.

Moffat is set to be replaced by "Broadchurch" creator and writer Chris Chibnall for the upcoming eleventh season.

BBC America announced Sunday that Jodie Whittaker will take the starring role in the iconic series.

The actress's statement also touched on the understanding that not all fans would be warm to the idea of a woman tackling the title role.

The British actress, 35, will become the 13th Time Lord on the sci-fi series, replacing exiting star Peter Capaldi, who will make his final appearance this December in a Christmas special.

The new Doctor Who has been revealed with Jodie Whittaker named the 13th Doctor. "It's more than an honor to play the Doctor".

The show, which first aired in 1963, is produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with BBC Worldwide.

The show's executive producer Chris Chibnall committed to making a change in the show. "Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm".

The first episode featuring Whittaker is set to air on Christmas Day 2017, when the Doctor regenerates.

Whittaker's other credits include "Black Mirror", Sky 1's "The Smoke", and 2008's "Venus". "The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one".