Ever since Jodie Whittaker
was announced as the next Doctor last month, we’ve heard a lot about how excited fans and previous Doctor Who
stars are for the Thirteenth Time Lord to be a woman. Whittaker herself has also talked about her enthusiasm for the role. Up until now, though, we haven’t heard much from the point of view of the BBC bosses. After all, you’d think that showrunner Chris Chibnall
’s plan to take the series in a very different direction might have been met with some resistance.
As it so happens, though, it seems the higher ups were instantly on board with the idea. Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival (via Radio Times), the BBC director of content, Charlotte Moore
“When Chris told us about it we said that’s inspired, that’s fantastic.”
Likewise, Piers Wenger
– the BBC controller for drama commissioning and