Next ’Doctor Who’ Incarnation Will Be Female
It’s about timey-wimey. Jodie Whittaker has been revealed as the 13th iteration of the beloved Time Lord. Whittaker, best known for British crime drama Broadchurch, said she hopes fans won’t be “scared” by the gender reversal, noting that “Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change.” The announcement comes just three months after the long-running sci-fi show debuted its first openly gay companion to the time-traveling alien lead. Whittaker will take over the role from Peter Capaldi when the Doctor regenerates in this year’s Christmas special.