For fans of Doctor Who, the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor ended months of speculation. Becoming the first female to ever take on the role of a Time Lord (or Time Lady, now), Whittaker has a a lot of expectations on her shoulders. Incoming showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who worked with Whittaker on Broadchurch, said he always knew he wanted a female Doctor, while Whittaker herself said she needed no convincing to audition when Chibnall asked her.
The news has been mainly met with positive reactions, though some were quick to present the tired (and now disproved) argument that the Doctor is ‘always’ …
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