Ncuti Gatwa has been chosen by the BBC as the Fourteenth Doctor in Doctor Who. Jodie Whittaker will be leaving her role as the current Doctor and being replaced by Gatwa in 2023.
“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my upmost to do the same”
The future is here! Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor. ❤️❤️➕? #DoctorWho
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) May 8, 2022
Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor Who
It doesn’t sound weird to hear that Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor Who. He is a brilliant Scottish actor best known for his role as Eric Effiong in the Netflix original Sex Education, and he will also star in the upcoming Barbie film with Margot Robbie. It will be the first time that a Black actor has played the Doctor on television, a role that has been given to numerous individuals since Doctor Who premiered in 1963.
When the BBC hired Whittaker to play the Doctor in 2017, she became history as the first woman to take on the role. Ncuti Gatwa will be revealed as the Fourteenth Doctor in one last episode that will also introduce him, according to tradition. This episode is expected to premiere at the end of this year in time for BBC’s centenary.
The Doctor uses the TARDIS to travel throughout time and space in dangerous situations. This is referred to as “regeneration” as many fans may already know. This is employed as a narrative device in order to pass the torch from one lead actor to the next, and it was originally intended to smooth out the transition between stars after William Hartnell’s first incarnation. Now we know that Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor Who, we expect him to be introduced in the last episode of the current season.
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