Last week it was announced that Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the titular role in Doctor Who, but is he the 14th incarnation?
The Sex Education star was announced as ‘the new Doctor’ on Sunday. However, eagle-eyed fans have picked up on a noticeable absence from the official press release. It doesn’t say he will be the fourteenth Doctor. Neither does it say that he will be taking over from Jodie Whittaker, whose final episode airs this autumn.
The official press release says that Ncuti Gatwa ‘is the new Doctor to take charge of the TARDIS’ which ostensibly appears to confirm him as the next incarnation, but fans have been quick to compare it to previous Doctor announcements.
Previous announcements have been quick to specify the incarnation and who they will be taking over from. For a show all about keeping fans on their toes, who knows what Russel T Davies is planning? Some fans aren’t too keen on this idea as Ncuti Gatwa is the first black man to be cast. However, others think it’s in keeping with the show.
BBC News are reporting that Gatwa is the fourteenth Doctor. However, they aren’t connected to the official statement. Is it possible they’ve got it wrong?
With the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who next year, it wouldn’t be surprising if they had something bigger up their sleeves. Rumours of returning Doctors, multiple guest stars and more have flooded the internet over the last few months.
We still have months until Whittaker’s last episode and over a year until the 60th special. Who knows what will happen between now and then? For now, we’ll have to keep guessing as to what will happen.