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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Announced as Thirteenth Doctor

July 16, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The Thirteenth Doctor has been revealed. The BBC announced on Sunday morning that Jodie Whittaker is set to play the next Doctor on Doctor Who. Whittaker, known for her roles in Attack the Block and Broadchurch, will take over the role from Peter Capaldi in the upcoming Christmas special. She will star in the upcoming eleventh series of the sci-fi series, which will likely air in late 2018.

Whittaker worked with new showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch. She is the first female actor to play the role in the show’s fifty-plus year history. Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor ran for three series and departs alongside Stephen Moffat, who has been running the show since 2010. You can see the announcement video below.