Casting First Female Dr. Who Time Lord Divides Fans
The BBC’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.
“I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman,” Chris Chibnall, the show’s new head writer and executive producer, said on Sunday.
“We’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice.
” Whittaker herself had urged fans on Sunday “not to be scared by my gender.”.