The Thirteenth Physician is about to step away. Right this moment, the BBC introduced that Jodie Whittaker, who took over as the primary feminine lead in Physician Who in 2017, will finish her run on the present in 2022. Showrunner Chris Chibnall can even be leaving.

“My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life,” Whittaker said in a statement. “And I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories. We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side, and pass on the baton together. So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express what this role has given me. I will carry the Doctor and the lessons I’ve learnt forever.”

That mentioned, there’s nonetheless loads of Whittaker-led Physician Who in retailer between from time to time. At SDCC, it was revealed that the present’s delayed Collection 13 would inform a single story; it’s anticipated to debut later this 12 months, although there’s no particular date but. Along with that, there are two specials deliberate for 2022, and the BBC mentioned at the moment that the broadcaster “has now asked for an additional final feature length adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor, to form a trio of specials for 2022, before the Doctor regenerates once more.”

Now comes probably the most thrilling components of being a Physician Who fan: speculating who will take over subsequent.

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