Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord to be a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker

I don’t watch Doctor Who, so I can’t really weigh in on this, other than I can already hear the gnashing of the teeth by choads about the 13th Time Lord being played by a woman. I revel in their anger.


After months and months of rumors, speculation, and flat out waiting, we finally know who is taking on the TARDIS as the thirteenth Doctor in season 11. Ladies and gents, say hello to your new Time Lord: Jodie Whittaker.

Revealed at the end of today’s Men’s Final at Wimbledon, Whittaker—the first woman to be cast in the role of The Doctor after years of hints and speculation from fans—will make her first appearance in Doctor Who during this year’s Christmas special, which will see Peter Capaldi bow out his time on the show in an adventure with the very first Doctor, played by An Adventure in Space and Times’s David Bradley. Here’s the short clip that premiered to celebrate the announcement, featuring Whittaker’s Doctor (perhaps not in her actual costume) finding her key to the TARDIS:

We might get a few more teasers of the 13th Doctor at San Diego Comic-Con, but for now, tell us what you think about Whittaker’s monumental arrival in the comments below.