Doctor Who fans are urging the BBC to hire Michael Sheen as the next Doctor, as he is the clear favorite.
DOCTOR WHO fans are pleading with the BBC to hire Michael Sheen as Jodie Whittaker’s replacement on the hit science fiction drama.
Doctor Who fans are currently speculating about who will succeed Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor. The actress will be stepping away from her starring role in Doctor Who, according to the BBC. It’s unclear who will take over the TARDIS next, but fans have expressed their desire to see Michael Sheen play the classic British sci-fi character.
Jodie Whittaker made history as the first woman to play The Doctor in Doctor Who in 2017.
That year, she made her debut as the Time Lord in a Christmas special episode.
However, she and showrunner Chris Chibnall are due to leave the acclaimed science fiction series in Autumn 2022.
Jodie will appear in a new six-part series later this year, as well as three special episodes in 2022, before leaving the show.
Whovians have been wondering who will take Jodie’s place in the role since the announcement.
Fans have been speculating on which actor would be a suitable fit for the role, with Michael Sheen being a popular contender.
According to a recent poll conducted by RadioTimes.com, Michael Sheen has emerged as the frontrunner for the role of the 14th Doctor.
Michael was chosen by 20% of people in a poll with over 10,000 responses as the actor they most wish to see in the role.
Many Doctor Who fans have also rushed to social media to demand that Michael be cast in the show.
Some have even started a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #SheenForFourteen.
“#SheenForFourteen,” one spectator wrote. It makes logical, right? #DoctorWho.”
A second viewer responded, “Yes, #SheenForFourteen has to happen.”
“#SheenForFourteen GALLIFERY WILL STAND AGAIN!!!!” wrote another enthusiast.
A fourth wrote, “One more time, I genuinely want this to happen #SheenForFourteen come on guys.”
Some admirers, however, believe the actor is either too famous or too preoccupied with other projects to take on the part.
“Unaffordable and fully employed in another series, so definitely not,” one fan remarked in response to Michael’s possible casting.
It wouldn’t be the first time Michael has appeared in Doctor Who if he gets cast in the role.
He had previously appeared in the sixth film. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”