‘Sex Education’ star Ncuti Gatwa (29) will play in the British science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’. The actor takes over the role of Jodie Whittaker (39), reports the British broadcaster ‘BBC’. This makes Ncuti the first black actor to play the time traveler.

“This role and show means so much to so many people around the world, myself included”
Ncuti will appear as The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. The Scottish actor says he is “honoured, excited and a little scared” with the new role as Time Lord. “This role and show means so much to so many people around the world, myself included, and every extremely talented pastor of mine has taken that responsibility with the utmost care.”

Russell T. Davies, showrunner of the BBC hit, said Ncuti’s audition was “stunning” and called him “a talent.”

Ncuti is the fourteenth actor to take on the lead role, after Jodie announced in July that he would retire from the role after five years. She has been the first female actor to land the role of The Doctor. Ncuti can be seen as Time Lord from 2023.