The BBC has officially announced that Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role of Doctor Who, the 13th actor to pilot the TARDIS through time and space.
(Yes, we know there is also John Hurt as the War Doctor and the 1960s films)
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2017
Whittaker will take over the role of the Doctor in this year’s Christmas Special that will see both Peter Capaldi vacate the role as the Time Lord as well as see Stephen Moffat depart the series as showrunner and hand the reigns over to Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.
This year’s Christmas Special will see Capaldi’s 12th Doctor teaming up with the 1st Doctor. William Hartnell who originated the role passed away in 1975, the role will be played by David Bradley (Game of Thrones). Bradley previously portrayed Hartnell himself in a 2013 TV movie entitled An Adventure in Space and Time which chronicled the creation of the Doctor Who series to honor its 50th anniversary.
The Christmas Special will air on Dec. 25 across the world and will give us our first look at Whittaker in the role. If tradition holds it will be the very end of the episode and we will hear her say only a few words or a couple lines at most.