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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."
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." Capaldi had previously expressed that he wants the next actor to take the role to finally be a woman.
In an interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Whittaker stated that the new incarnation will not fundamentally change the character of the Doctor, saying: "It's a brand new body, and the body happens to be female."
In an interview with "Rolling Stone" on 5 September 2017, Whittaker said that: "As a young girl, I did not think that 'Time Lord' would ever be on my CV." and went on to discuss genders: "I’m playing an alien and gender is not a part of that. A moment like this of being the first woman cast as something, it makes you really think about your sex, whereas actually what you want to do is play a part where your gender is irrelevant. I am a woman, so I don't need to play that. And so for me, this was the most freeing experience because there's no right or wrong way to do it. The rules went out the window."
On Sunday, 22 October it was revealed that Whittaker would be joined by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole in the TARDIS, as well as Sharon D Clarke joining the show as a "returning character". The BBC said in a statement: "New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the Tardis, with a team of new characters.", at the same time also confirming that the new series will run through 10 weeks, with 50 minutes each episode and kicking off with a feature length opener.
- The Doctor - Jodie Whittaker
- Graham - Bradley Walsh
- Yasmin - Mandip Gill
- Ryan - Tosin Cole
- TBA - Sharon D Clarke
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- The TARDIS could receive a redesigned interior and police box exterior. And the sonic screwdriver could too.
- Nardole could return in Series 11.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-10-22/doctor-who-bradley-walsh-tosin-cole-mandip-gill-and-sharon-d-clarke-join-jodie-whittaker-as-regular-cast-members/
- ↑ Dowell, Ben (22 January 2016). Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. RadioTimes. Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
- ↑ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a834437/doctor-who-series-11-jodie-whittaker-2018/
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman. BBC News (16 July 2017). Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-07-16/13th-doctor-jodie-whittaker-i-want-to-tell-the-fans-not-to-be-scared-by-my-gender
- ↑ https://www.google.dk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/824161/doctor-who-next-peter-capaldi-replace-actor-cast/amp
- ↑ RadioTimes staff (1 February 2017). Peter Capaldi wants this female Harry Potter star to be his Doctor Who successor. RadioTimes. Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
- ↑ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-08-25/doctor-who-star-jodie-whittaker-says-the-new-doctors-body-happens-to-be-female/
- ↑ http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/jodie-whittaker-on-thirteenth-doctor-rules-went-out-the-window?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
- ↑ Sarah Deen (14 July 2016). Chris Chibnall and Matt Strevens will share the job of Doctor Who executive producer. Metro. Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
- ↑ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-07-16/jodie-whittaker-used-a-codename-to-keep-her-doctor-who-casting-a-secret
- ↑ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-10-09/doctor-who-longer-episodes-new-tardis-back-in-time-jodie-whittaker/
- ↑ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-10-19/matt-lucas-hints-that-his-time-on-doctor-who-may-not-be-over/