The BBC has launched the primary official search for Ncuti Gatwa’s season of Doctor Who, the place he’ll be taking up for Jodie Whitaker because the Fifteenth Doctor. Also pictured is his companion Ruby Sunday, as performed by Millie Gibson.
Gatwa’s casting was first confirmed all the way in which again in May amidst limitless rumors and speculation, again when it initially appeared like he’d be the Fourteenth Doctor earlier than it was revealed that David Tennant was making his return. Since then, particulars on Gatwa’s incarnation have been extremely scarce, with the one different massive factor of observe is that Russell T. Davies is again within the showrunner seat after having revitalized the present again in 2005.
Beyond that, the one different factor to notice about Gatwa’s Doctor is that fairly frankly, he seems to be good as hell. Previous Doctors have every had their very own trendy seems to be, and Fifteen’s is likely one of the strongest in latest historical past. It’s simply immediately iconic, and Gatwa makes that combo look good. Clinching all of it collectively are the rings as seen in a comply with up video the place Gatwa and Gibson gasoline one another up, which additionally fortunately confirms that the latest season of Doctor Who has begun filming.
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It’ll be awhile earlier than we see him and Gibson collectively, although. Tennant and a returning Catherine Tate as Donna Noble will likely be headlining a trio of specials meant to have a good time the franchise’s sixtieth anniversary. Those specials will likely be dropping someday in November 2023, after which the Fifteenth Doctor will headline the present for a number of years. And that change in 2023 will convey with it Disney+, the place the present will solely air outdoors the BBC and will imply a lift to the present’s finances.
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