The BBC has revealed a new logo for the upcoming series of series of Doctor Who, which will feature actress Jodie Whittaker in the title role, the first woman to be play the role of The Doctor.
They’re clearly going for a fresh start here with the Doctor, and it feels like a strong changing of the guard. Chris Chibnall is taking over as head writer, and executive producer from Steven Moffat for the series, which will return this fall with ten brand new episodes.
Earlier this year, the BBC announced our very first female doctor, as Jodie Whittaker (Attack the Block, Broadchurch) was cast in the role. Now, after months of waiting, we finally have our first look at her official Time Lord get-up in the series, standing in front of the iconic TARDIS.
Whittaker is set to debut as The Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, airing next month on the BBC. Hit the jump to check out the full image.
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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel about an angel and a demon, working together to stop an oncoming apocalypse with the anti-christ is finally getting a live-action adaptation in 2019. Now, we have our first official look at Crowley and Aziraphale from the series.
Neil Gaiman unveiled the first picture of David Tennant as Crowley, and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale in costume to celebrate the beginning of filming on the six-part series, set to air on Amazon in the US, and on BBC Two in the UK. Both look fantastic, and are sure to please long-time fans of the book. Hit the jump for a look at the full image.
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It’s official! After years of clamoring for it, we finally have our first female doctor. Jodie Whittaker, best known for her turn on Broadchurch, as well as her role as Sam in Attack The Block for you sci-fi fans has been cast as the lead role, which has been surrounded by secrecy for rumors for months.
I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour 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. – Jodie Whittaker
This will surely split the Doctor Who fandom pretty down the middle, as newer fans will welcome her, and old purists will inevitably be upset at the turn. Well… too bad! This is great!
The BBC has announced that this Sunday, July 16th, after the Wimbledon Finals, they will be revealing the identity of the 13th Doctor. This has been a long time coming, and the longest casting reveal in the history of Doctor Who (outside of the reboot). It’s anyone’s guess as to the identity, as it’s been kept immensely hush-hush.
Peter Capaldi was thrown around as a favorite very early-on, so it wasn’t much of a surprise. However, with names like Tilda Swinton, and Kris Marshall taking the reins here, this should be a great reveal.