Doctor Who: Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa Cast as the Fourteenth Doctor
Published 1 year ago
After Jodie Whittaker’s run as the Doctor in Doctor Who, it has announced who is next in line to be one of pop-culture’s favorite time travellers.
As per The BBC, Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric in Netflix’s Sex Education, has been cast as the fourteenth incarnation of the Doctor. Gatwa had this to say about landing the role:
“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my upmost to do the same. Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fizzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire team have been so welcoming and truly give their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”
Though the Doctor is expected to be the same character throughout the series, each incarnation always brings something unique to their version, from a different catchphrase, to a completely new personality. We don’t know how Gatwa will be treating the character, but seeing as he’s one of the more colourful characters of Sex Ed, we should expect that same kind of energy when it comes to his Doctor Who run.
Showrunner Russell T. Davies also has this to say about the casting of Gatwa:
“The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’re dying to know more, but we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the wonderful Jodie’s epic finale yet to come. But I promise you, 2023 will be spectacular!”
Gatwa’s Doctor is set to debut sometime in the next year, but you can watch out for the current run of Doctor Who now on the BBC.