The subsequent season of Physician Who will characteristic a brand-new physician.

The BBC confirmed Sunday on social media that Intercourse Schooling star Ncuti Gatwa has been set because the Physician on the following season of the sequence, succeeding Jodie Whittaker.

“The long run is right here! Ncuti Gatwa is the Physician,” reads a publish from the social media account for the sequence.

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“There aren’t fairly the phrases to explain how I’m feeling,” the actor stated in a press release.

“A mixture of deeply honored, past excited and naturally slightly bit scared.”

“This function and present means a lot to so many around the globe, together with myself, and every one in all my extremely gifted predecessors has dealt with that distinctive duty and privilege with the utmost care.”

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“I’ll endeavor my upmost to do the identical… Not like the Physician, I’ll solely have one coronary heart, however I’m giving all of it to this present.”

“The long run is right here and it’s Ncuti!” showrunner Russell T Davies provides.

“Generally expertise walks by way of the door and it’s so vibrant and daring and sensible, I simply stand again in awe and thank my fortunate stars.”

“Ncuti dazzled us, seized maintain of the Physician and owned these TARDIS keys in seconds… I’m certain you’re dying to know extra, however we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the great Jodie’s epic finale but to return.”

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“However I promise you, 2023 can be spectacular!”

Gatwa at present stars on Netflix’s Intercourse Schooling as Eric Effiong.

It is unclear whether or not Gatwa can be stepping away from the hit drama sequence that has been renewed for a fourth season.

The fourth season has but to be filmed.

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Whittaker introduced her departure from the sequence after three seasons final summer season.

“My coronary heart is so full of affection for this present, for the group who make it, for the followers who watch it and for what it has dropped at my life,” Whittaker stated in a press release on the time.

“I can not thank Chris sufficient for entrusting me along with his unimaginable tales. We knew that we wished to trip this wave aspect by aspect, and go on the baton collectively.”

Jodie Whittaker

“So right here we’re, weeks away from wrapping on one of the best job I’ve ever had.”

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The sequence is ready to return later this yr.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.

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