Top Stories

Doctor Who Breaking News, Photos, and Videos

'Doctor Who' Boss Responds to Female Doctor Backlash

Peter Capaldi appears on stage with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat at the BBC America panel during 2017 Comic-Con on Sunday afternoon (July 23) in San Diego, Calif.

The guys were joined at the panel by Peter‘s co-stars Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas.

Steven responded to the backlash surrounding the casting of a woman, actress Jodie Whittaker, to be the next doctor.

“So many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t,” he said (via Variety). “[Fans] are more excited by the fact that there’s going to be a brilliant actress playing the part than the fact that she’s a woman. It’s been incredibly progressive and enlightened and that’s what really happened. I wish every single journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.”

doctor who boss responds to female doctor backlash 01
doctor who boss responds to female doctor backlash 02
doctor who boss responds to female doctor backlash 03
doctor who boss responds to female doctor backlash 04
doctor who boss responds to female doctor backlash 05

BBC Responds to Female 'Doctor Who' Complaints After Jodie Whittaker Announcement

The BBC has crafted a perfect statement to respond to those upset that they have cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who after a string of males held the role.

The news was announced over the weekend that Jodie would be taking over the role, and some on Twitter began immediately rejoicing. However, there were some who wanted the role to remain male.

“Some viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor,” the BBC wrote on their complaints website.

Click inside to read the full statement from the BBC about the casting…More Here! »

Celebrities React to Jodie Whittaker's 'Doctor Who' Announcement!

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker was announced as the first female Doctor Who today, and celebrities have been celebrating her brand new role on social media.

“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris [Chibnall, new writer and executive producer] and with every Whovian on this planet,” Jodie said in a statement when the news was announced. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

See some of the celebrities that have praised the casting!

Click inside to see who else has praised the casting…More Here! »

Jodie Whittaker Named as 13th Doctor on 'Doctor Who'

Actress Jodie Whittaker will star as the first female lead in the hit series Doctor Who.

The 34-year-old British actor will take over when Peter Capaldi leaves his role following the Christmas special later this year, the BBC announced after the 2017 Wimbledon finals.

You may recognize Jodie from Broadchurch.

“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris [Chibnall, new writer and executive producer] and with every Whovian on this planet,” Jodie said. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the casting of Jodie in Doctor Who?

'Doctor Who' Will Reveal New Star on Sunday After Wimbledon

Exciting news for Doctor Who fans!

The BBC tweeted on Friday (July 14) that it will announce the identity of Doctor Who‘s new star on Sunday after the Wimbledon Men’s Final.

“Exclusive News: It’s Almost Time. #DoctorWho,” the network captioned the video below.

Peter Capaldi currently plays the show’s “12th Doctor.” After this year’s Christmas episode, the Time Lord will “regenerate” into the “13th Doctor,” aka the new cast member.

At the same time, showrunner Steven Moffat will be stepping down and passing off his duties to Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.

“It’s my show right up to the point where Mr. Capaldi regenerates and at that exact moment, the show passes to Chris Chibnall and he worries about the last section of it,” Steven told Entertainment Weekly. “And I genuinely – I’m not making it up – I don’t know who it is.”

Watch the ominous clip below.

'Doctor Who' Season 10 Trailer Is Here - Watch Now!

The full trailer for the upcoming 10th season of Doctor Who has been released!

This will be the final season for Peter Capaldi and also the first season for his new companion, Pearl Mackie.

The new season will premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c on BBC America. “This is the gateway to everything that ever was or ever can be. This is Doctor Who Season 10,” the network teased in the caption for the trailer.

The Doctor Who spin-off series Class will debut in the U.S. right after the season 10 premiere.


OFFICIAL TRAILER | Doctor Who Season 10

Peter Capaldi Will Leave 'Doctor Who' at the End of 2017

Peter Capaldi has announced that he will leave Doctor Who at the end of the year.

The 58-year-old actor joined the series in 2013 and his last episode will be the Christmas special at the end of 2017.

“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” Peter told BBC Radio. “From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”

Showrunner Steven Moffat will also exit the series after the Christmas special.

“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the Tardis together,” he said in a statement (via THR). “Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter.”