December 25th will be the swan song for both the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and show runner Steven Moffat on the popular British sci-fi series, Doctor Who. The recent season finale showed the Doctor beginning yet another regeneration process (an ingenious plot device that could keep a 50 year old show running to infinity) and as often happens, we the audience will be treated to the appearance of the newest actor to portray the Time Lord during the Christmas Day special.
Today, the BBC announced who that actor will be, and the big reveal is:
Whittaker, of Broadchurch fame, becomes the first female Doctor on the over 50 year old British series. Jodie’s star rose recently, largely due to her connection to new Who show runner Chris Chibnall, who was also in charge of the before mentioned Broadchurch. Whittaker has an extensive resume and should be more than up to the challenge to be a pioneer for the popular show.
What kind of Doctor will Whittaker be? We will find out in season 11 next year as the adventures of 13 begins!
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