Ever since the BBC announced Jodie Whittaker would be taking the Whoniverse by storm as the 13th Doctor in the popular Doctor Who series, she's become the person at the center of a debate about whether or not the Time Lord should be female. In this world of mixed opinions, many people seem happy or at least intrigued by the change in direction, but there has also been a vocal faction of people who have been skeptical about the major change. Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, Torchwood star and Doctor Who alum John Barrowman has some comments for the naysayers, noting he feels we should give Whittaker a chance. During his Comic-Con panel, Barrowman said:
John Barrowman himself has not been quiet about his excitement for Doctor Who changing up the show in such a visceral way. The actor is known for cosplay at Comic-Con, and last year he even wore a Tardis dress to commemorate the announcement that Jodie Whittaker would be taking over. This weekend he also talked a little bit more about Doctor Who's canon and how the decision makes sense for the BBC show.
We recently got our first look at Jodie Whittaker's new look as the 13th Doctor in the universe. The trailer is finally out and we've also been told to expect something very different from the new season. John Barrowman also said he was able to get up and close with Jodie Whittaker's funky new costume for the season, and was maybe a little bit jealous of her new look.
The new Doctor will make her official TV debut when the new season of Doctor Who hits the schedule later this year, and will air in the U.S. on BBC America simultaneously with the U.K. premiere.
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