Today, BBC announced that the 13th Doctor to continue the adventures of the classic Sci-Fi series Doctor Who would be none other than actress Jodie Whitaker:
— BBC (@BBC) July 16, 2017
Whitaker is best known for her emotional range on the show Broadchurch, a show that has become a phenomena in the UK. This is a major moment in the show’s over 50 year history, as up until today women have only played companions or love interests.
If you’ve been on social media in the past hour or so, you’ll see that this is a bit of a dividing issue. Half of the news feeds appear to be overwhelmed with delight and excitement over the announcement. The other half have begun bemoaning the choice. Jodie Whitaker isn’t the only new face to appear on Doctor Who’s roster of talent. Chris Chibnall, best known for his work with Broadchurch (and more than one Doctor Who episode in his time) is taking over where former showrunner Steven Moffat left off.
Love it or hate it, the new Doctor has been chosen.