DOCTOR WHO: Ncuti Gatwa To Take Over From Jodie Whittaker As The Iconic Time Lord

We knew some big Doctor Who news was coming, and The BBC has now officially announced that Sex Education breakout Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the 14th incarnation of The Doctor.

Doctor Who fans have been anxiously awaiting an update on the next actor to take command of The Tardis, and The BBC has now officially announced that Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the 14th incarnation of the iconic Time Lord in the long-running sci-fi adventure show.

A prolific stage actor, Gatwa will be best known for his Scottish BAFTA award-winning role as Eric Effiong on Netflix's Sex Education. More recently, he booked a role in the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie.

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling," Gatwa said of the news. "A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. 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. Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fizzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire team have been so welcoming and truly give their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”

Showrunner Russell T Davies adds: “The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’re dying to know more, but we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the wonderful Jodie’s epic finale yet to come. But I promise you, 2023 will be spectacular!”

A rumor recently did the rounds that Hugh Grant was in line to play the next Doctor, but it was quickly shot down by the actor himself. As far as we know, Gatwa's name had not been mentioned in connection with the role prior to this announcement.

Davies is returning to take charge of Doctor Who for its 60th anniversary in 2023. Whittaker's sendoff is set to begin in "Legend of the Sea Devils," on April 17, which will be followed by two more specials (no release dates have been announced)

What do you guys make of this news? Are you familiar with Gatwa's work? Drop us a comment down below.

DOCTOR WHO: British Actress Millie Gibson Joins Next Series As New Companion Ruby Sunday
Related:

DOCTOR WHO: British Actress Millie Gibson Joins Next Series As New Companion Ruby Sunday

DOCTOR WHO Looks Set To More Than Triple Its Budget Following BBC's Recent Deal With Disney+
Recommended For You:

DOCTOR WHO Looks Set To More Than Triple Its Budget Following BBC's Recent Deal With Disney+

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
DOCTOR WHO: British Actress Millie Gibson Joins Next Series As New Companion Ruby Sunday
The next series of Doctor Who has revealed who will play the Fifteenth Doctor's (Ncuti Gatwa) companion, and it's Coronation Street star Millie Gibson! Find out more about Ruby Sunday after the jump...
DOCTOR WHO Looks Set To More Than Triple Its Budget Following BBC's Recent Deal With Disney+
There's some very exciting news for Doctor Who fans as a new report reveals that the long-running sci-fi series is getting a major budget increase courtesy of Disney+. Find more details after the jump!
DOCTOR WHO Is Officially Heading To Disney+ As The Franchise's Exclusive Home Outside Of UK And Ireland
We have some exciting news for Doctor Who fans today as it's been confirmed that the franchise has found a new home on Disney+ internationally, making it the new home for future seasons of the BBC series.
DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DOCTOR Star David Tennant Breaks Down Surprise Return As Tenth Fourteenth Doctor
During Sunday night's Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor, Jodie Whittaker's version of the character regenerated...into David Tennant's! Now, the actor has addressed his shock return and what comes next.
DOCTOR WHO Debuts First Look At Ncuti Gatwa As The Fourteenth Fifteenth Doctor
Confused? Don't worry, we all are! Following last night's Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor special, the BBC debuted our first look at Ncuti Gatwa as the latest incarnation of the iconic Time Lord.

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com