After months and months of speculation, the identity of the thirteenth individual to step into the role of the titular hero in Doctor Who has now been revealed. 35-year-old actress Jodie Whittaker will be taking over from the outgoing Peter Capaldi, who exits the show this Christmas. It hasn’t been confirmed, but Whittaker will likely make a cameo in the yuletide special before making her full debut when season 11 airs in 2018.
Now, we probably don’t need to tell you that the actress is the first woman to play the Time Lord. As you can imagine, the internet has reacted very calmly to this news and social media users have hardly had anything to say on the matter. Wait, no, that’s not right. We meant to say that the internet has been torn in two over the subject, with many people loving the decision while others are decreeing that it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened.
So, we thought we’d throw our two cents in and argue the case for why now is exactly the right time for Doctor Who to embrace change and move ahead with a female lead. As always, whether you agree with us or not, feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments section.