Jodie Whittaker is more than just an inspiration to Doctor Who fans; she’s inspiring the comics industry as well. The long-running sci-fi serial’s first female Doctor will also regenerate a brand-new comic series this fall, as developed by an all-female creative team.
New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has a world of work ahead to follow Peter Capaldi, but that work shouldn’t include equal pay. As Whittaker herself put it, she only took the TARDIS gig after The BBC agreed to match Capaldi’s salary, and deservedly so.
As Doctor Who prepares to enter a new era, one of the franchise’s later offerings is officially dismissed. Class spinoff writer Patrick Ness and BBC bosses confirm the series will not return for Season 2, as “it just didn’t really land for us.”
In all the excitement of Doctor Who naming Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor, we forgot a Christmas special has to get us there! See the first trailer from Comic-Con 2017, as Peter Capaldi’s Twelve Meets David Bradley’s One (with bonus Bill!) in “Twice Upon a Time.”
The imminent replacement of Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi affords the franchise yet another opportunity to shake things up with a female Doctor, or man of another race. The rumor mill is predictably rife with speculation, but a BBC news segment curiously hints at a woman commanding the TARDIS, if not Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
We don’t yet know for certain when Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will return to the title role, but the Han Solo star has a new project to keep busy with. Waller-Bridge’s new BBC-A spy series Killing Eve has its lead, recruiting a familiar face from Grey’s Anatomy.
However unlikely that we’ll tire of Tom Cruise running, the most recent major War of the Worlds adaptation borrowed pretty liberally from H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel. The BBC now aims to fix that, plotting a new 2018 miniseries true to the original Victorian setting.
We’ve only just begun the farewell Doctor Who season for Peter Capaldi, but something very fishy is going on with Twelve’s regeneration. Not only has Capaldi already shot his demise, but a new trailer shows us more of the impending regeneration, and first look at John Simm making his Master-ful return.