Jodie Whittaker becomes the first female star to play the iconic sci-fi role in Doctor Who’s 54-year history.
After months of auditions, she made her debut as the Thirteenth Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special with just two words in that unmistakable Yorkshire accent.
(According to Jodie, there was never any talk of her playing the part in anything but her natural speaking voice.)
“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor,” she said.
“It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”
Time traveling to a TV universe near you in “Äutumn” 2018.