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Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Sets Record Averaging 8.2 Million Viewers; New Guest Stars Announced

Doctor Who kicked off with a bang, with Jodie Whittaker’s turn as the time lord debuting with an average of 8.2 million viewers and a peak of 9 million viewers. The thirteenth doctor started the new season surpassing BBC’s best new drama launch for a decade by the BBC drama Bodyguard starring Richard Madden earlier this year with an overnight audience of […]

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Segun Akinola Announced As New Composer for ‘Doctor Who’

Highly acclaimed series, Doctor Who, continues to expand its family with the introduction of new composer, Segun Akinola. Announced by showrunner Chris Chibnall, Akinola is apart of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit programme who has worked on numerous projects such as Black and British: A Forgotten History, A Moving Image, and honorary award-winning short film, Dear My Shakespeare. A graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Akinola is […]

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John Goodman & Michaela Coel Stars In Netflix & BBC Drama’s ‘Black Earth Rising’

Deadline reports that John Goodman (Roseanne, 10 Cloverfield Lane) and Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Black Mirror), are among the major stars to join Netflix and BBC’s Black Earth Rising.  The story, which is set across the UK, Europe, Africa and the U.S., centers on Kate Ashby, played by Coel, who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by […]

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Alan Cumming to Guest Star on ‘Doctor Who’

Jodie Whittaker has only just taken a few steps into the shoes of the Doctor and she’s soon to face a new adversary.  Alan Cumming (After Louie and Battle of the Sexes) will guest-star as the Doctor’s foe in this space-traveling, time-defying BBC series. Last year in a tweet, Cumming announced an appearance on Doctor Who to come, but he never […]

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Director Tom Hooper & ‘Logan’ Star Dafne Keen Join “His Dark Materials” Adaptation

According to Deadline, Tom Hooper, the Oscar winning director of The King’s Speech, and Dafne Keen, the young girl who starred along side Hugh Jackman in Logan, have recently signed onto BBC One’s adaption of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Hooper has been eager to oversee the adaption for a long time, but has struggled with planning around his current live-action adaption of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s […]

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David Oyelowo, Lily Collins and Dominic West Join BBC’s Adaptation of Les Misérables

BBC is producing a six-part miniseries of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. The last English language adaptation of the famous story was 2012’s critically-acclaimed film adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper, who incidentally directed Davies’ War & Peace mini-series. This adaptation of Les Mis is not to be expected to be a musical. “Based on Victor Hugo’s iconic literary classic, the story centers […]

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Peter Capaldi Pens Comforting Letter to 9-Year-Old Doctor Who Fan

The most recent Doctor Who Christmas special just aired with Peter Capaldi stepping down from the helm as the iconic Time Lord and Jodie Whittaker taking the reins as the first female Doctor. With each regeneration, fans typically express sorrows of the past Doctor leaving while expressing excitement and nervousness of the new Doctor.  One such young fan, 9-year-old Brian McGilloway […]

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First Look at the New Doctor

By now, it is well-known to Whovians that Jodie Whittaker will be the newest Doctor on the long-running series of Doctor Who.  She is the first woman to permanently play the role of the Time Lord. And it had also been reported that Whittaker will make her debut as the Doctor in the upcoming Christmas special and then fully take over […]

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Michelle Gomez Open To Reprise Doctor Who The Master

Michelle Gomez, the latest actress to helm the role of The Master at the latest Doctor Who installment, has expressed interest of reprising the role as the Time Lord villain. Fans of the show may remember that The Master is a Time Lord notorious for swapping genders consistently. Gomez’s Missy offered “familiar craziness but with a touch of rare humanity thrown into […]

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This Just In: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor on Next Season of ‘Doctor Who’

Fans have been patiently awaiting the announcement of the thirteenth time lord and now we finally have it!  Jodie Whittaker will take up the ‘doctor’ moniker, replacing Peter Capaldi for the new season of Doctor Who. The announcement was made after the men’s Wimbledon final and it’s exciting that after so many years, the television series finally has a woman […]

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Doctor Who: 13th Doctor to be Announced This Sunday

Great news whovians! It looks like we will soon find out who the Thirteenth Doctor is going to be. The BBC just announced through the official Twitter account of Doctor Who that the identity of the Thirteenth Doctor will be revealed this Sunday, the 16th, after the the Wimbledon Men’s Final tennis match. Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor and the […]