Rumour: 13th Doctor A “Dashing Male Actor, in His 30s”
The 13th Doctor rumours continue this week with claims that a female replacement is not going to happen, with the BBC still seeking a “dashing male actor, in his thirties”.
The report also adds that a new female companion will be cast, lining up with the other rumour that Pearl Mackie is leaving at Christmas,
IF any of this is true, it sounds like a Series 5 style scenario, where the show was given a fresh start when Steven Moffat took over.
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There’s been a frenzy of speculation over whether the next Doctor could be a woman, with suggested contenders including Tilda Swinton, Pheobe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman .
But – as we reported back in November – BBC bosses are firmly committed to recreating the glory days of the David Tennant era, so have set their sights on finding a dashing male actor, in his thirties.
One source says: “A lot of younger fans have been lost in the last few years, especially young females and the gay male audience.
“The revenue from merchandising has nose-dived and they want to rectify this by casting someone in the mould of David Tennant .”
As we also reported five months ago, Pearl will be replaced with a female companion chosen by incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall. So, all change in the Tardis for 2018.