Jodie Whittaker has just been announced to be the 13th Doctor in the British sci-fi television program Doctor Who. She will be the first woman to take on the titular role, and will be replacing Peter Capaldi who will be in the show until the show's Christmas Special this year.
The announcement was made on Doctor Who’s Facebook page, giving fans of the shows a glimpse of what to expect from the 13th regeneration of the famous Time Lord.
Jodie Whittaker is a 35-year old English actress who you might have seen in an episode of Black Mirror entitled "Entire History of You" where she played Ffion. She also starred in Good Vibrations, Adult Life Skills, and Broadchurch.
First aired in 1963, Doctor Who follows the adventures of The Doctor, an alien doctor from the planet Gallifrey. He is said to be the last of the Time Lords and he can travel in time and place through a police box-looking space ship called the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space).
When seriously injured, The Doctor – being a Time Lord – has the ability to "regenerate" where they change their appearance and personality to recover from something that could have killed them.
The show stopped airing in 1996 but was revived in 2005, introducing Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor. He was followed by David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and later on, Jodie Whittaker.
If you want to start binge watching or catching up on the show, you may do so on Netflix where you can stream its 5 latest seasons.