Sunday, August 04, 2013

New Doctor Who Star To Be Revealed Today!

There have been 11 white male actors to play the lead character on the long-running British television series Doctor Who. Matt Smith announced this summer he would be leaving the show, and we will know who the 12th Doctor Who today will be by the end of a live television show on BBC America at 7pm British time (2pm EDT).

The show has been running for more tan 50 years and has improved dramatically in recent years. It no longer has cheesy visual effects and it still has one of the best television theme songs of all time. A number of Britain's greatest acting talents (Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Diana Rigg, Sophie Okonedo, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Bill Nighy) have guest starred on the latest version of the show, which is run by an openly gay man, Steven Moffatt. (CORRECTION: Russell T. Davies, the showrunner before Moffat too over Doctor Who, is openly gay; Moffat is not!)

The show has become notably more diverse, with people of color playing larger roles. It will be very interesting if the producers take the next logical step and cast a non-white actor in the role. Do you think it will happen?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Steven Moffat isn't gay. The previous executive producer Russell T Davis is the one who is openly gay.


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