Jodie Whitaker Is The 13th Doctor

It’s official! The 13th Doctor has been announced and she will be played by Jodie Whitaker, best known from her role in Broadchurch.

Early speculation did not include Whitaker, who portrayed Bath Latimer, the mother of a murdered child in new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall’s series Broadchurch. The solid money early on was Olivia Coleman from Broadchurch to portray the Doctor. Even I had her on a list to take the role, but we forgot about Jodie Whitaker.

Am I excited about the casting? Yes. Whitaker was great on Broadchurch, and the casting of a female Doctor is something that has been needed for a few years. It sets the stage for new stories and new takes on old stories, such as the Daleks and Cybermen. We have to see where Chibnall and Whitaker take the Doctor.