‘Doctor Who’ Casts Jo Martin as Its First Black Incarnation of the Doctor

Jo Martin

In a momentous twist, the latest episode of Doctor Who revealed a previously unknown incarnation of time-travelling hero the Doctor – and for the first time in the sci-fi drama’s history, the character is being played by a black actor.

Specifically, Jo Martin (Back to Life, Holby City) plays the previously unseen regeneration of the Doctor, who is only revealed as a different version of Jodie Whittaker’s Time Lord in later scenes of Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall’s Fugitive of the Judoon.