The next wielder of the sonic screwdriver will be Ms. Jodie Whittaker, who one may previously have seen alongside Tenth Doctor David Tennant in ITV's Broadchurch.
Here's BBC's introductory promo:
As with any new Doctor, reception has been largely positive, although opinion remains divided. I can't for the life of me understand why. Here we have a fictional character from a race of beings who have demonstrated the ability to regenerate multiple times, unburdened by ties to race or gender.
As the Dothraki (if I may mix my milieux) might say, "This is known".
So it's more than a little puzzling why people seem unable to deal with the prospect of a female Time Lord.
As for myself, I've been from one end of this solar system to the other and I've seen a lot of things; but now I think it's time for something new. And with the bonus of a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall, I think we might just get it (just please don't bring back the robot dog...).
Doctor, your TARDIS awaits - may your adventures continue...