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‘Doctor Who’ Star Ncuti Gatwa Hails The Show’s Meaning “For Marginalized People” Who Need To Hear “The Possibilities Are Endless”

nakuti gatwawho will make his debut next year as the first black actor to play the title role doctor whoSay the opportunity has an impact on more than just their own career trajectory.

“The concept of playing this role paralyzes my mouth,” he said during lunch. BBC and Disney, which just Settle a Major Distribution Deal For the show to stream on Disney+ outside of the UK and Ireland. As the sci-fi series marks its 60th anniversary, Gatwa said, its roots are “so deep in the fabric of British culture and British-ness that, as a Rwandan immigrant to the country, it really doesn’t matter.” I feel powerful.” Beyond the importance for himself and his family, the actor also said that “for people of color, for the marginalized who really turn to the show because it’s about friendship and it’s about adventure.” And it’s about union and unity. doctor who Anything or anyone is capable of turning into, so the possibilities are endless. So the fact that this mission is going to go to a lot of people, the possibilities are endless, is awesome.

A handful of executives attended the luncheon with Gatwa, including Io Davies, President of Disney Branded Television, Alisa Bowen, President of Disney+, BBC Global Distribution CEO Rebecca Glasso and BBC Director of Drama Lindsay Salt. Along with brief remarks, the teaser for the 2023 season was also played. (Watch this and get details about the upcoming season Here,

“You hit it on the nose,” Davis told Gatwa after his remarks about the show. “We talk about universal topics all the time.” Doctor Who has “so many qualities that are near and dear to our hearts — qualities like imagination, wonder, adventure,” she said.

Salt described himself as “stupidly excited” about the Disney-BBC team-up, citing the show’s signature teleportation device. “While the unique DNA of our beloved doctor who will never change,” she said, “this partnership allows us to take the TARDIS to new heights.”

Here are some pictures from lunch:

‘Doctor Who’ star Nakuti Gatawa, left, and Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television

Disney+ President Alisa Bowen