Physician Who’s titular Time Lord will quickly undergo a regeneration that leaves them trying much more like Intercourse Training’s Ncuti Gatwa than Jodie Whittaker, however the forthcoming Physician gained’t be the one new face to look out for because the franchise celebrates its sixtieth anniversary. Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney has been forged as a mysterious character she and showrunner Russell T. Davies are solely referring to as “Rose.”
In a press release about Finney’s casting, Davies described life on Physician Who as getting brighter and wilder and rhetorically contemplated how there may ever be “another Rose,” referring presumably to Billie Piper’s character Rose Tyler.
“You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set,” Davies stated. “We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”
In Heartstopper, Finney portrays a teenage lady named Elle navigating her manner via her new, all-girls faculty quickly after transitioning. Finney expressed that she by no means may have imagined changing into a part of Physician Who’s legacy rising up as a younger fan, however she’s assured that viewers will wish to be part of Rose on her adventures.
“This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life,” Finney stated. “I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms.”
Physician Who’s sixtieth anniversary particular is ready to air in 2023.