AceShowbiz - A new image of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who is unleashed. Instead of having suits or dark trench coats like the previous male incarnations, Whittaker's version wears a black T-shirt with a rainbow stripe and blue pants held up with yellow suspenders. A long coat, striped socks and boots completed her look, and the earrings give her egdy vibes.
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Whittaker is replacing Peter Capaldi who succeeded Matt Smith back in 2013. She is the 13th incarnation of the titular time lord on the British series and the first woman to play the titular role since the show's inception in 1963. She is set to make her debut in the upcoming Christmas special.
"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris [Chibnall, new writer and executive producer] and with every Whovian on this planet," she said. "It's more than an honor 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."
The casting sparked pros and cons among fans. In response, BBC said that any fans of "Doctor Who" should have known that it had been established in the show that Time Lords was "an alien from the planet Gallifrey" that could "switch gender."
The network also raved about Whittaker, "She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor. We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story."
Whittaker's Doctor Who will be joined three new major characters. Former pro footballer Bradley Walsh is signed on to play a character named Graham, Tosin Cole will star as Ryan, and Mandip Gill will take the role of Yasmin. Other details are still kept under wraps, but the trio is described as the Doctor's "new friends."