With the departure of Steven Moffat, Chris Chibnall was selected as the third showrunner of the revived Doctor Who. Fans speculated about who would be cast as the new Doctor. Several publicly campaigned for the first female Doctor. Chibnall eventually revealed that the new Doctor would indeed be a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker, whom Chibnall had previously worked with on Broadchurch.
Series 11 (2018)
aired 1 Jan 2019