LONDON (AP) — It’s time for an additional “Physician Who” regeneration.
The BBC mentioned Thursday that star Jodie Whittaker will go away the venerable science fiction collection subsequent yr, together with showrunner Chris Chibnall. Whittaker will bow out after a brand new six-episode collection later this yr and three specials in 2022.
The collection’ central character is a galaxy-hopping, extra-terrestrial Time Lord who can regenerate into new our bodies. Whitaker is the thirteenth actor, and first lady, to play the titular Physician because the present started in 1963.
“Physician Who” ran from 1963 to 1989, and was revived to acclaim in 2005. Since then, the Physician has been performed by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Whittaker, who took over in 2017.
Chibnall, who took the reins on the similar time, mentioned he and Whittaker “made a ‘three collection and out’ pact with one another firstly of this once-in-a-lifetime blast.”
Hypothesis has already began about who will exchange Whittaker, with bookmakers providing odds on actors together with Olly Alexander (“It’s a Sin”), Vicky McClure (“Line of Obligation”) and Michaela Coel (“I Might Destroy You”).
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