It was just four years ago Doctor Who made history by creating a Time Lady, with Jodie Whittaker in the title role.
Now, the BBC revealed she and showrunner Chris Chibnall will leave next year as part of the BBC’s Centennial.
The Radio Times confirms this, and they said they had planned three series anyway. It’s not unusual, since the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, also planned three years in his tenure but wound up returning a few times.
Whittaker’s tenure has been interesting, as has her “fam’ of Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole. Their historical stories, especially the one on Rosa Parks, have been very interesting. Her tenure produced a more dangerous Master in Sacha Dhawan. He not only wrecked Gallifrey but also revealed the Doctor’s shocking origins. Opinions about her stories have been quite varied, but she has made her mark in the Whoverse that will be remembered for some time
The BBC also revealed the upcoming season will be only six episodes, partially due to the pandemic, and still expected to start before the end of the year. Then, her tenure ends with two specials and one feature-length finale.
All that’s left is the speculation on….WHO’s next.