VIDEO: BBC America/SDCC Tribute to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor
BBC America has released a tribute video to Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor shown during the Doctor Who Panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. It is a beautiful series of clips highlighting the best of Capaldi’s tenure on the programme.
INTRODUCING JODIE WHITTAKER – THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR
New star of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who Announced Today
The BBC and BBC AMERICA today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. 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.
Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. 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.”
Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says: “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.”
Peter Capaldi says: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
Meet the 13th doctor. BBC America has confirmed that the 13th doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker.
As speculation about a female actress reprising the role as the doctor for Doctor Who, of course, their have been mixed reports because some feel that the Doctor is solely a male character. Yet, Whittaker will not be bothered by critics who choose to stay in the dark about a woman taking other the predominant male role.
We can’t wait to see what Whittaker brings to the role and how the show will evolve from there.