We have seen time and time again that there is quite a large appetite when it comes to seeing diverse actors in “Doctor Who,” whether it be a minority actor in the lead role or a woman. There has been diversity when it comes to Companions, but to date, we’re still waiting to see precisely if or when we could end up seeing something happen with the Doctor down the road.
As it turns out, it seems like it already could have happened had some different events taken place. Speaking per Doctor Who Magazine, executive producer Steven Moffat confirmed that they had actually offered the lead role precisely to a minority lead.
“Two non-white leads in Doctor Who would be amazing. In fact, a lot of people would barely notice … I certainly don’t think there’s ever been a problem with making the Doctor black, which is why it should happen one day.
“I mean, we’ve tried. The part has been offered to a black actor. But for various reasons, it didn’t work out.”
As for when it is possible we could see a new Doctor cast on the show, think along the lines of season 11 at the earliest. It’s possible that Peter Capaldi could stay beyond season 10, but that is not entirely clear at present. All we know is that he is locked in for season 10, which is going to premiere at some point in 2017. There will be a Christmas Special that will also air later this year featuring Peter front and center.
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