Scottish actor of African descent Ncuti Gatwa, best known for his role as Eric Effiong in the popular Netflix series Sex Education, for which he was awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in 2020, has become the new Doctor in the cult BBC series Dr. Who.

Shuti Gatva will be the 14th reincarnation of the Doctor, the main character of the science fiction series that travels by time machine and the TARDIS spacecraft. As a rule, the Doctor, accompanied by various companions, mostly people, explores the universe and fights injustice.

Doctor Who is one of the longest-running television series in the world, aired from 1963 to 1989, but was closed due to falling ratings. In 1996, the British-American feature film Doctor Who was released. And in 2005 the series was successfully restored. The numbering of seasons started from the beginning, and the old ones were called “classic”.