Jodie Whittaker Is The First Woman To Play The Doctor In "Doctor Who" And People Are Getting Super Emotional
The actor, known for her roles in Broadchurch, Venus, and Attack the Block, will take over from Peter Capaldi in December. There's been a huge reaction on social media, with many praising the casting.
"Doctor Who" Boss On Those Stories About Pearl Mackie And Her Character's Sexuality: "The Fuss Stops Now"
At a Q&A for the new series, showrunner Steven Moffat spoke about Pearl Mackie being openly gay and said: "We don't want young kids, who ... happen to fancy their own gender. We don't want them to think that they are some of kind of special case, because that's frightening."