Jodie Whittaker’s time as Doctor Who comes to an end. Five years and three seasons later, the actress leaves the TARDIS and hands over to Ncuti Gatwa, whom you surely recognize for his role in Sex Education, the Netflix series. And if Whittaker made history by being the first woman to bring the character to life, Gatwa will do hers by becoming the first black actor to represent Britain’s favorite alien on screen.
“There are no words to describe how I feel,” declared Ncuti Gatwa upon hearing the news. “Honor, emotion and a little bit of fear. This series means a lot to a lot of people, including me, and my predecessors have handled that responsibility (and privilege) with the utmost care. I will strive to do the same. Unlike the Doctor, I may have only one heart, but I will give it all to this series”.
The Return of Russell T. Davies
Ncuti Gatwa is not the only surprise that the fourteenth season will have. The current showrunner of the series (Chris Chibnallde) also leaves his position and it will be Russell T. Davies who returns to take command. The illustrious screenwriter was the one in charge of reviving Doctor Who in 2005when the character was plunged into a limbo that lasted 16 years (the previous season was from 1989) and from which many thought that he would never come out again.
Davies has been delighted with his return and with the choice of the new Doctor. “The future is here and it’s Ncuti!“, has declared. “It is an honor to work with him. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to getting started. He is stunning, he had the Doctor and the TARDIS keys in a matter of seconds.”
Ncuti Gatwa in video games
Precisely this 2022 we have also seen Gatwa make his first steps in the world of video games. actor is one of the protagonists of GRID Legends, the latest installment in the Codemasters driving saga. The game opted to enhance the narrative with a new story mode called Driven to Glory in which renowned actors appeared, as is the case with Ncuti.
Curiously, it was what we liked least about the title. In our analysis, where we rescued the rest of the GRID Legends proposal, we spoke of the cinematics of said story as “a one of the most embarrassing things we will see this yearNeedless to say, Ncuti Gatwa had no part in this and we wish him the best of luck as the new Doctor Who.