Russell T Davies, who will return as the showrunner on the upcoming Doctor Who season has just confirmed that the auditions for the next Doctor have begun. The current Doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker and it was announced in July that she will be exiting the sci-fi series in 2022, alongside the current showrunner Chris Chibnall. Whittaker is the thirteenth Doctor in the franchise and in her tribute three specials will be airing throughout 2022. The first special is titled “Eve of The Daleks” and it will be available on New Year’s Day.
Davies has been an integral part of the Doctor Who franchise because he was the one who revived the series in modern-day in 2005, and his version of the sci-fi is the one that is most universally beloved. Davies was probably the safest choice as he knows the series and can make it brilliant again because the reviews for Doctor Who recent seasons have not been as good as they should be. Davies’ first episode of Doctor Who Season 14 will be airing in November 2023, marking the 60th anniversary of the long-running sci-fi series.
Ever since Whittaker announced that she as time as the Doctor is coming to an end, there has been a lot of speculation on who will take on the mantle next. All that speculation was put to rest when Davies confirmed that no one has been cast yet because the auditions for the next Doctor have just started. During an interview with The Guardian, Davies was asked if Olly Alexander, who just starred in his recent series It’s A Sin, will be the next Doctor, he answered: “Behave! Stop it! We have genuinely not cast anyone yet. We’re just starting auditions.”
Fans will likely have to wait until the end of next year to know who will be the next Doctor, as the casting of the Doctor is not an easy task, and alongside the Doctor, Davies will also have to cast some of the most roles in Doctor Who Season 14. So, all we can do is wait and see what fresh ideas will Davies bring for the next generation of Doctor Who.