Hold on tight, Whovians—we have a new star who will be taking on the role of the Doctor in BBC's highly-popular science fiction series, Doctor Who. Early this morning, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Ncuti Gatwa, who is known for his starring role as Eric Effiong on Sex Education, will be filling the titular part.
Gatwa will replace Jodie Whittaker (who has played the Doctor since the end of 2017) and he will make history as the first Black actor to portray the iconic Time Lord. While talking with The Hollywood Reporter about the role, Gatwa said, “There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.”