On July 16, the BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final.
She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.
Now, the BBC has revealed via Twitter the first look at Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. She will make her debut in "Twice Upon a Time," the 2017 Christmas special.
Jodie Whittaker said in an interview, “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.”
Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer, said, “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”
The BBC has also announced the full cast for the upcoming thirteenth season. Click here to see who will be gracing the screens of the small screen with Whittaker.