Michelle Gomez as Missy, "Doctor Who"

Every time the star of “Doctor Who” has announced they’re stepping down, speculation regenerates about his possible replacement. Ah, but what if this time, instead of a white male Doctor, the BBC finally listened to fans who’ve been seeking some diversity for the role?

According to a Nerdist, a source close to production insists that Michaela Coel will replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, which would make her the first female and first black actor to play the role. This source is not an official BBC spokesperson though, and the statement the BBC released to Nerdist didn’t confirm anything: “No casting decisions have been made yet for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11.”

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Although Coel was not one of the people that IndieWire had suggested for casting, she would make a fantastic Thirteen. The actress is a force to be reckoned with on Netflix’s acclaimed series “Chewing Gum,” which she created, wrote and stars in. Awkward, absurd, horrifying and heartfelt, the series is also just flat-out funny. Coel clearly has the acting chops for the range of …read more

Source:: IndieWire

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