Disney+ has revealed the first look of its Fifteenth Doctor played by Ncuti Gatwa. The Sex Education star is set to become the star of the British sci-fi show Doctor Who with his co-star Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday.
The First Look of Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor
Doctor Who official Twitter account shared two photos on Saturday. One was featuring Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor’s costume with his signature fashion style. Gatwa’s Doctor was wearing a matching brown plaid suit with a bright orange shirt.
Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor appeared in the second photo along with his newest companion, Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday. On the other hand, Gibson’s Ruby Sunday appears in a more look with blue shorts, a white top, and a jean jacket.
It is official that both stars will appear as the main cast of the upcoming season of Doctor Who. The photos were shared with the caption: “Introducing the Doctor and Ruby Sunday, played by Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson”.
Doctor Who Shares the Video of Doctor and Ruby Sunday’s First Look
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The official Twitter account of Doctor Who also shared a hilarious video of Gatwa and Gibson celebrating their looks in a parking lot. In that video, Gatwa introduced Millie Gibson’s character’s look by saying: “I’m about to introduce Ruby Sunday to you all!”
Gibson did the same for her co-star by grabbing the phone from Gatwa and showing the first live look of the new Doctor’s orange look. She said: “This is the Doctor’s look. Over and out!” While concluding the video, Gatwa confirmed: “Ready to start filming!”
Reaction from the Showrunner and the Others
As for now, Gatwa will be the latest Doctor after taking over the role from Jodie Whittaker, who has held the role since 2018. However, fan-favorite David Tennant appeared as the 14th Doctor in the show after returning for the role for the second time.
But later, the showrunner Russel T. Davies announced Gatwa was set to feature as the Fifteenth Doctor for the upcoming season. The showrunner said: “The path to Ncuti’s Fifteenth Doctor is laden with mystery, horror, robots, puppets, danger, and fun!”
Ncuti Gatwa is a popular name after he became a star in the Netflix series Sex Education. When Gatwa’s name was first announced, the actor shared his feelings by saying: “deeply honored, beyond excited, and of course a little bit scared”. The actor also wrote: “Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I am giving it all to this show.”
The 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker has backed Gatwa’s Doctor to be successful. While talking to EW, she told: “I just think it’s the most exciting casting, because no matter where this goes, he’s going to bring on such a huge fandom that won’t have seen Doctor Who.”
Where to watch Doctor Who’s Next Journey?
As Tennant’s return as Doctor confirmed, Catherine Tate will also reprise her role for the franchise’s 60th anniversary. But there are not a lot of details available about Tate’s role.
Both actors made their last appearances in Doctor Who in a two-part 2010 Christmas special, “The End of Time”. The popular British sci-fi show, Doctor Who will be available to stream on Disney+ in the latter part of 2023. The new episodes of the upcoming series will premier on the BBC in the same year as well.