It’s official, The BBC has announced that Jodie Whittaker is leaving “Doctor Who” after its upcoming thirteenth season – not only that but showrunner Chris Chibnall is also exiting at the same time.
The Beeb says the plan is for the show’s truncated and serialised single-story thirteenth season to air later this year as a six-part event serial.
Then in 2022 we’ll see Whittaker in three specials – two previously announced and now a third newly announced feature-length adventure. That third one will see us bid farewell to Whittaker’s 13th Doctor who will regenerate into a new form.
With the exception of Christopher Eccleston who exited after one, modern “Doctor Who” has generally seen the actor playing The Doctor exit after three seasons and several specials over their run. This was true for David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, and now Whittaker.
Casting speculation about her potential replacement is expected to soon begin.