Whittaker's credits, which include Broadchurch, Attack the Block, and Black Mirror, prove she's no stranger to both sci-fi and Chris Chibnall's work.
Chibnall will be taking over as show runner after the upcoming Christmas special, and the addition of him as well as the new 13th doctor will be a much needed breath of fresh air into the series.
‘I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet," says Whittaker, "It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait."
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm about to go binge watch all her previous work while creating a new cosplay in anticpation.