Jodie Whittaker cast as Doctor Who’s first female lead

After months of earnest anticipation from fans, BBC finally
announced this morning that actress Jodie Whittaker will be
taking on the role of the 13th Doctor in the eleventh series of
Doctor Who.

Whittaker will be the first female actress to hold the role in
the show’s 54-year history. The time-traveling sci-fi show
first went on the air in 1963. The 12th Doctor, played by
Peter Capaldi, announced his retirement from the role in
December after four years as the Time Lord.

Known to international audiences through her roles in movies
like Attack the Block, Whittaker is perhaps best
known as starring in the ITV crime
series Broadchurch.

The announcement was made following the end of today’s
Wimbledon Men’s Final and showcased Whittaker getting the key
to TARDIS.  The upcoming series will likely begin airing
in late 2018.

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