Doctor Who Season 11 May Journey Back To The American Civil Rights Movement


Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat out; Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall in.

That was the buzzworthy seachange that took place shortly after Doctor Who‘s Christmas special, “Twice Upon a Time,” and with production well underway on season 11 – rumor has it that Whittaker’s maiden series as the iconic Time Lord will begin its rollout in the fall – Whovians have been combing the Internet in search of any potential story clues relating to the hit BBC series.

So far, all we know for sure is that Doctor Who season 11 will kick things off with an extended episode, while there have also been rumblings of a possible change to Sunday evenings – as opposed to the time-honored Saturday slot. The BBC is yet to announce anything official though, so take that with a grain of salt..

That being said, Digital Spy has relayed a potentially huge story clue for Doctor Who season 11, and it all centers around Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, an activist in the Civil Rights Movement whom the United States Congress described as the “mother of the freedom movement.”

Could it be that Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to be whisked back to 1950s America? It’s certainly possible, as Twitter user Ruther has uncovered new intel that suggests David Rubin and Aki Omoshaybi have been cast as Raymond Parks and Fred Gray – husband to Rosa Parks and her Alabama attorney, respectively.

Alas, Rosa Parks passed away in 2005, but her battle against racial segregation in 1950s America has inspired countless documentaries and real-life stories of hope and heroism. No word yet on who the BBC will cast as their young Rosa, but this is an exciting plot development nonetheless.

The 10-episode new season of Doctor Who airs sometime this year.

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