The BBC announced this after a year of rumors and speculation sex education Alum Ncuti Gatwa as the Next Actor to Pick Up the Sonic Screwdriver Doctor Who. Ncuti will inherit the TARDIS keys as the fourteenth Doctor after Jodie Whittaker’s mostly goodbye during last Easter Sunday’s special episode.
Ncuti rose to prominence after starring in sex education, for which he received numerous BAFTA nominations and won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor. He will also be the first black man to take on the iconic role, another admirable milestone for the series.
It was Whittaker’s turn as the Doctor, the first time a female actress has portrayed the character – although she may have another appearance on deck with a recovery episode.
To mark the occasion, according to the BBC announcement, Ncuti had the following to say on the matter.
“There aren’t the right words to describe how I feel. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including me, and each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled this unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will do my best to do the same. Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and working with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fraught with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The whole team were so welcoming and really put their heart into the show. And as scary as it is, I’m aware that I’m joining a truly supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I’m giving everything to this show.”
Russell T. Davies, the famous Doctor Who Showrunner, who will be returning to the series after more than a decade, also hyped Ncuti’s casting by releasing the following statement.
“The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes a talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant that I just step back in awe and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti blinded us, grabbed the Doctor, and possessed these TARDIS keys in a matter of seconds. It’s an honor to work with him and a cheer, I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’re dying to know more, but we’re rationing ourselves for now as the wonderful Jodie’s epic finale is yet to come. But I promise you, 2023 will be spectacular!”
Welcome to the TARDIS, Ncuti Gatwa!
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