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Sex Education star lands role as 14th Doctor in Doctor Who

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With the exit of Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who, we knew that meant one thing. There’s a new regeneration, and now we know who that is.

The Doctor is getting a new face…again. The iconic role is one of those that’s often highly debated. There have been some big names mentioned in wish lists for the next actor or actress in the role. Well, now we know who will take on the lead role in Doctor Who Season 14.

Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa has landed the role. He’s best known for playing Eric on the series, a teenager who is not afraid to let people know who he really is. He’s faced bullies because of his sexuality and how he’s dressed, but that hasn’t stopped him from being who he really is. Gatwa has landed three BAFTA nominations for the role in all three seasons of the series so far.

What will this mean for his future on the series? It is possible for him to film both projects. All it will require is both shows to work with his schedule.

When will we meet the new Doctor in Doctor Who?

BBC reports that Gatwa will take on the iconic role in 2023. That is when we’re expecting the 14th season to premiere on the British network (and on BBC America in the U.S. and on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and Crave in Canada).

However, there is a chance we’ll see him a little sooner than that. Jodie Whittaker’s last episode is going to be the fall special. We have seen cases where the face of the new regeneration has popped up on our screens with one line to introduce them. There has also been cases where we’ve had to wait for the new season to focus on the goodbye speech of the exiting regeneration.

Russell T. Davis is returning as showrunner for the season. It turns out that there had been someone in mind and then Gatwa came in as the last audition, and he stole the show. He will have his own personality like other Doctors.

MORE: Where does the Fugitive Doctor fit into the Doctor Who timeline?

What do you think about the recent casting? What do you hope to see Ncuti Gatwa bring to Doctor Who? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Doctor Who will air Jodie Whittaker’s last episode in fall 2022.