‘Doctor Who’: Ncuti Gatwa makes his debut as a doctor

Ncuti Gatwas Doctor is officially in!

The Sex education star made his debut as the 15th Doctor during the final of Doctor Whos three-part 60th anniversary special on Sunday, as its new incarnation seceded David Tennant‘s Fourteen as they fought the evil Toymaker (Neil Patrick Harris).

The special episodes also featured the return of Doctor who fan favorite Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

Gatwa, that one too played like a Ken in breaking records Barbie film, takes up the mantle of Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor, the franchise’s first-ever female lead, And Tennant – after Whittaker’s Doctor was reincarnated as the former 10th Doctor at the end of her run in October 2022, now also officially Fourteen.

The Sex education star, born in Rwanda and raised in Scotland, is official Doctor who‘S first black doctor. After the special episodes, the actor will play the next lead role Doctor who‘s 14th series, premiering in 2024.

During filming, Gatwa shared many photos from the set, showing off his character’s incredible costumes as the era-hopping Time Lord, alongside Millie Gibson, who has been cast as his new companion, Ruby Sunday, and Jonathan Groff, who also has been cast. the upcoming series.

In an article announcing his casting for the civil servant Doctor who websiteGatwa told how he was “deeply honoured, very excited and of course a little scared” to take on the role of the Doctor.

“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and all of my incredibly talented predecessors have handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care,” he said. “I will do my very best to do the same. Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and to be able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and brimming with danger. the actor’s metaphorical playground.”

“The whole team was so welcoming and really poured their hearts into the show. And as daunting as it is, I know I’m joining a really supportive family,” Gatwa continued. “Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I give it all to this show.”

Doctor Whos The three-part 60th Anniversary Special is now streaming on BBC One and Disney+.

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