Russell T Davies is returning to Doctor Who, and the BBC has announced that there will be a new Doctor. This article discusses who could be the next Doctor, as well as what it means for the show’s future.
Russell T Davies is returning to Doctor Who, and it’s time for a change. The show has been going through a lot of changes recently, and the next Doctor will be announced in October.
Could Olly Alexander have gotten the part now that Russell T Davies is back? (Photos courtesy of Getty)
The new showrunner for Doctor Who has officially been revealed, and fans are looking forward to the next actor announcement.
Original showrunner Russell T Davies is preparing for his second reign when Chris Chibnall and 13th Doctor actress Jodie Whittaker leave away in 2022, in a move few expected.
Some have speculated that this opens the door for one of the It’s A Sin cast members to take over the Tardis – after all, Russell has already worked with Olly Alexander and Lydia West.
Despite his explicit denial, the Years and Years singer has been at the top of the odds list for months – but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll win the job.
The role of the Doctor is one of the most sought-after in television, with bettors putting their money on the finest of British talent – so who will fill Jodie’s shoes?
2/1 Olly Alexander
Russell and Olly collaborated on It’s A Sin (Picture: Getty Images)
Olly, the star of Years and Years, is still at the top of the list, and his chances have been cut even further after Russell’s revelation.
‘Olly Alexander’s chances of becoming the next Doctor have been reduced from 7/2 to 2/1 after Russell T Davies confirmed his comeback to the programme,’ said Betfair spokesman Sam Rosbottom.
‘Alexander was a leading man in Davies.’ It’s a Sin, and the two may be reunited soon.’
Kris Marshall – 11 and a half
In performances like Death In Paradise, Kris has proved himself (Picture: Getty Images)
Kris, the star of Love Actually, has been a betting favorite for years – might this be his big break?
He’s already proved himself on programs like Death in Paradise, and he’d easily win.
8/1 Michaela Coel
Michaela just received an Emmy nomination (Picture: Getty Images)
Michaela, who wrote and acted in the film I May Destroy You, is also a strong candidate.
She has been tight-lipped about the rumors, telling The Guardian: ‘I never say never to anything.’ That, I suppose, is my response.’
10/1 Paul McGann
Paul played the eighth Doctor in the series (Picture: )
Why not bring the entire crew back if Russell is coming back?
Before Russell relaunched the program in 2005, Paul portrayed the ninth Doctor. But if there’s anybody who can make this fit within the chronology, it’s him.
Michael Sheen – December 1st
Could Michael follow in the footsteps of David Tennant? (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) )
If Michael takes on the role of the Doctor, he may be following in the footsteps of his closest friend David Tennant.
He’s got the appropriate sense of comedy for it, and his role in Good Omens, in which he co-stars alongside David, has already captivated audiences.
14/1 David Harewood
David has previously featured in the television series Doctor Who. (Photo courtesy of FilmMagic)
David, an actor and presenter, has featured in a Doctor Who episode, the 2009 Christmas special The End of Time, but it hasn’t prevented other actors from stepping into the lead role (we’re looking at you, Peter Capaldi!).
David is most well-known for his performances in the television shows Supergirl and Homeland.
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14/1 Kelly MacDonald
Kelly’s performance in Line of Duty earned her a lot of admirers. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Kelly drew a lot of attention earlier this year when she appeared as DCI Jo Davidson in Line of Duty, so it may be time for her to try something new.
She’s also tackled science fiction and speculative fiction before in Black Mirror, so might she be the next to join the Tardis?
Doctor Who will return to One this fall.
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