Well in case you missed it, the 13th Doctor will be announced today immediately after Wimbledon. There’s not much information on how this will be announced, but we are expecting a short video clip so we can all say “Hello, Doctor. It’s very nice to meet you.”
The Doctor is a unique role, requiring both acting chops and ambassadoral skills. They have to be charismatic both on the screen and off. They must champion the show, be able to interact with fans and answer any complication, complex problem from why you need to “reverse the polarity of the neutron flow” and what is a the next “big red button that should never be pushed.
There are several rumours out there about who the next Doctor might be but the lead according to the bookies is Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise, Love Actually). Also on the betting list is Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) with an outside chance of David Harewood (Homeland).
We at Blogtor Who have discussed this for quite a bit and our thoughts are that BBC will be going with a relatively unknown, 30ish male actor. That has been the winning formula for many years now — with Matt Smith, David Tennant and even Tom Baker. On that note, Alexandar Vlahos (Versailles, Big Finish) would meet that description.
Whoever is chosen, it is a time for a huge change for Doctor Who. We will have a new Showrunner, Chris Chibnall, a new Doctor and with the departure of Pearl Mackie as the popular Bill Potts, a new companion as well.
So you have a few more hours to let us know your thought and hope.
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