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Series 11 of Doctor Who will premiere in 2018, helmed by new showrunner Chris Chibnall.[1][2] It will also star Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, the first woman to take the role.[3][4]

On 16 July 2017, it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would take on the role of the Thirteenth Doctor, following Peter Capaldi's regeneration in series 10.[4] Chibnall revealed, "I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice."[3]

Whittaker herself stated, "I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey [...] It's more than an honour to play the Doctor." "It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be."[3]

Peter Capaldi, Whittaker's predecessor, has full confidence that "she's going to be a fantastic Doctor". "Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part."[3] Capaldi had previously expressed that he wants the next actor to take the role to finally be a woman.[5]

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  • The Thirteenth Doctor - Jodie Whittaker[4]

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Chris Chibnall and Matt Strevens will co-executive produce.[6]

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  • Jodie Whittaker used the codename "The Clooney", a reference to George Clooney, when discussing her role.[7]

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