Newswire: Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel denies rumors that she’s the next Doctor Who

Ever since Peter Capaldi announced he’d be handing over the key to the TARDIS after Doctor Who season 10, the rumor mills have been cranking out all manner of speculation on who would replace him as The Doctor. Various reports have indicated that Love Actually’s Kris Marshall was in the running, as well as Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Anthony Stewart Head. And, in a somewhat less expected move, The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade was also reportedly under consideration to play the Time Lord. But Nerdist claimed to have reason to think the casting of the 13th Doctor will break even more boundaries.

According to Nerdist’s unnamed sources, Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel is the frontrunner to take on the role after Capaldi departs at the end of the current season. The comedy is one of Netflix’s few black-led shows, and Coel commands the screen …

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