Casting First Female Dr. Who Time Lord Divides Fans

Wochit Headline News - July 17, 2017

The BBCโ€™s Sunday announcement that Jodie Whittaker would take over the lead role in hit series Doctor Who has been met with a mix of praise for the actress and criticism of the decision to cast a female Time Lord.

โ€œI always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman,โ€ Chris Chibnall, the showโ€™s new head writer and executive producer, said on Sunday.

โ€œWeโ€™re thrilled to have secured our number one choice.

โ€ Whittaker herself had urged fans on Sunday โ€œnot to be scared by my gender.โ€.

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