Former “Sex Education” star and adorably bubbly actor Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the 14th Doctor, taking over from current “Doctor Who” star Jodie Whittaker when her run concludes in 2022 with the final episode.
Russell T. Davies, the show’s creator and executive producer, will return as showrunner for Gatwa’s “Doctor Who” debut. The revival of “Doctor Who” was spearheaded by Davies, who served as the show’s executive producer and chief writer for the first four seasons (the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant eras). Gatwa made the announcement in a statement on the Doctor Who website
Although Jo Martin broke the mold in 2020 as the Fugitive Doctor, an incarnation that precedes even the First Doctor, Gatwa is the first Black actor to play a primary incarnation of the Doctor. It’s important to remember that the Doctor is the same person across all of his incarnations, yet each one has its own unique eccentricities, personality traits, and wardrobe choices.
“Sex Education” soon became a fan favorite character thanks to Gatwa’s charisma, comedy talents, and impeccable line delivery; however, the actor’s most recent season of the show demonstrated his talent for pathos and deeply emotional performances. To witness him accept the lead role in such an iconic and influential sci-fi franchise is a real treat.
Dr. Ncuti Gatwa, the sex-education star who plays the fourteenth doctor, has been cast in a slashfilm.com article.
The 14th Doctor is Ncuti Gatwa!
Shoo-ti (pronounced “Ncuti”) Eric Effiong, played by Rwandan-Scottish actor Gatwa, is well known on Netflix’s Sex Education as Eric Effa. Do yourself a favor and watch the show if you haven’t already. Comedy and poignant, with a stellar cast including Ncuti, Gillian Anderson, and Asa Butterfield.
Eric Effiong was, without a doubt, a fan favorite. Scottish BAFTAs in 2020 awarded the role to Ncuti, who was nominated again this year. Playing Eric gained him the most important prize of all: our affections.
Doctor Who: “Well, if that isn’t just the most wonderful thing I’ve ever heard,” said Matt Smith when asked about his new job. As if that wasn’t enough, his audition is said to have been flawless.
Bold and brilliant is how one would describe this work
Gatwa’s casting as the 14th Doctor was also accompanied by a statement from Russell T Davies, in which he lavished admiration on the young actor:
Gatwa will also participate in Greta Gerwig’s next film “Barbie,” in which Margot Robbie will play the starring role and Ryan Gosling will play Ken.
Since “Sex Education” has been renewed for season 4, we can expect to see more of Eric in the future until his time-traveling responsibilities get in the way.
“Doctor Who” season 14, which premieres some time in 2023, will include Ncuti Gatwa as the 14th Doctor.
Davies was flung out of the competition by Gatwa’s audition
It appears that the actor made it a cinch to select the next TARDIS pilot. According to a BBC press release, Russel T. Davies stated:
Reunion of Russel Davies
In the forthcoming adventures of the Doctor, Davies will make a comeback to the program after a long absence. It’s a Sin, the Doctor’s signature writer and producer will return in 2023 after working on other limited-run ventures.
What does he have to say about the Whovian introduction of Ncuti? Below, you can see their whole red carpet interview. In the year 2023, we can look forward to a new Doctor!