It’s been 165 days since we heard that Peter Capaldi’s time on Doctor Who was up. Now, we finally know that it’s going to be just a few short days until we meet his successor.
The BBC has just announced that after the men’s Wimbledon final has aired on BBC One (they couldn’t have made this more thoroughly British if they’d tried, really), the identity of the 13th Doctor will be revealed. The men’s Wimbledon final will take place at 11:00PM AEST on Sunday, July 16, so expect the news to hit in the early hours of Monday morning. Here’s a needlessly dramatic trailer announcing the news.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 14, 2017
It’s been a long road — one of the longest in Doctor Who casting history — to learning the identity of the next Doctor, although that hasn’t stopped months of wild rumour mongering, and names as varied as Tilda Swinton and Kris Marshall being thrown in the hat for the next Time Lord. Now it’s just going to be a few more days until we see if any of those rumours will play out, or if our next Doctor is an entirely new face.