'Doctor Who' 13th Regeneration Revealed: New Time Lord Will Be Female
'Doctor Who' 13th Regeneration Revealed: New Time Lord Will Be Female
Alexandria Gunn
Alexandria Gunn
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

Fans have wondered about the identity of the thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who for more than a year. Since David Tennant's era there has been talk of a female taking on the role. BBC has finally announced the thirteenth regeneration of the Time Lord and fans who wanted a female Doctor will be happy.

Jodie Whittaker is officially taking on the role.

Whittaker's reveal was made in the form of a 1-minute trailer by BCC, straight after Roger Federer secured his eighth Wimbledon win. The trailer showed a hooded figure walking through the forest, before revealing to be the former Broadchurch star.

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The 35-year-old actress is not the only Broadchurch face to come to Doctor Who. Showrunner Chris Chibnall is taking over the reins of Doctor Who. Chibnall says that he always wanted a female as the 13th regeneration and he is "thrilled to have secured our number one choice." Whittaker's audition for the role blew the Chibnall and others away, and he shares that Whittaker will bring "wit, strength, and warmth."

Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore, shared in a press release that Doctor Who is all about making history, which is just what the female regeneration will do. Moore believes the nation will fall in love with Whittaker's take on the role.

Peter Capaldi, who plays the current regeneration, has explained that he always wanted a female to follow him. He believes that Whittaker will make an excellent Doctor.

As for Whittaker herself, she is excited to take on the role. She views the role as an honor and simply cannot wait. Whittaker will appear in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special, and will then have the chance to make the role her own from season 11 sometime in 2018.

Watch the official announcement of the thirteenth doctor of Doctor Who:

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