Who should play the Doctor after Jodie Whittaker leaves?

While not yet confirmed by the BBC, rumor has it Jodie Whittaker plans to leave Doctor Who after the specials following series 13. I’d be thrilled if Whittaker stayed through the 60th anniversary. I’ve loved her Doctor and feel we’ve barely scratched the surface, but British actors tend to move on to new projects faster than Americans and I’ve resigned myself to facing a regeneration scene by Easter 2022.

Playing the Doctor requires the utmost acting skill because the Doctor embodies several achetypes, depending on the story: hero, trickster, creator, magician…

Emily Swan

Co-Author with Ken Wilson of Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance, and co-pastor of Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor, a progressive, fully-inclusive church. Queer.

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