Doctor Who’s titular Time Lord will quickly go through a regeneration that leaves them wanting a lot more like Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa than Jodie Whittaker, however the forthcoming Doctor received’t be the one new face to look out for as the franchise celebrates its sixtieth anniversary. Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney has been solid as a mysterious character she and showrunner Russell T. Davies are solely referring to as “Rose.”
In a press release about Finney’s casting, Davies described life on Doctor Who as getting brighter and wilder and rhetorically contemplated how there may ever be “another Rose,” referring presumably to Billie Piper’s character Rose Tyler.
“You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set,” Davies stated. “We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”
In Heartstopper, Finney portrays a teenage woman named Elle navigating her manner via her new, all-girls faculty quickly after transitioning. Finney expressed that she by no means may have imagined changing into a part of Doctor Who’s legacy rising up as a younger fan, however she’s assured that viewers will wish to be a part of Rose on her adventures.
“This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life,” Finney stated. “I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms.”
Doctor Who’s sixtieth anniversary particular is set to air in 2023.