The next Doctor has been cast for return of “Doctor Who.”

Looks like they’ve finally settled on Christopher Eccleston to be the next actor to take on the role of The Doctor in the BBC revival of Doctor Who planned for next year.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Eccleston is new Doctor Who

Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: “We are delighted to have cast an actor of such calibre in one of British television’s most iconic roles.

“It signals our intention to take Doctor Who into the 21st century, as well as retaining its core traditional values – to be surprising, edgy and eccentric.”

Executive producer and writer Russell T Davies said: “Christopher was our first choice.

“His casting raises the bar for all of us. It’s going to be a magnificent, epic, entertaining journey, and I can’t wait to start.”

Eccleston has had major roles in The Others with Nicole Kidman, David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ with Jude Law, and Gone in Sixty Seconds with Nicholas Cage.

Thanks to DaveR for the heads up.

2 thoughts on “The next Doctor has been cast for return of “Doctor Who.”

  1. Interesting choice…he has a somewhat dark countenance, more like the Master than the Doctor. I’ll be curious to see how it comes off.

    I’m also curious how BBC will handle the series, this time around. They always resented its popularity, even while cashing in on it, so why bring it back and for how long?

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