Great Gallifrey’s Ghost! The BBC announced that the actor who will play the 13th Doctor will be revealed this Sunday, July 16, on BBC One, after the men’s final match ends at Wimbledon.
Behold the announcement trailer:
After Peter Capaldi announced his exit as the titular Time Lord back in January, Whovians spent months anticipating and speculating as to who would become the Thirteenth Doctor.
Top picks to play the Thirteenth Doctor have been a vast array of actors, of different genders and ethnic backgrounds. Some of the top contenders to fill Capaldi’s TARDIS include Tilda Swinton, Kris Marshall, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Whomever it may be, we need not wait much longer!
The actor is set to take over from Peter Capaldi this December in the Christmas special, which will be the final episode for Capaldi and series showrunner Steven Moffat.
The actor and new head writer Chris Chibnall will officially take over for the episode’s final scene (where The Doctor will regenerate into the 13th incarnation) before returning for a full series some time next year.