BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who will continue bringing the Whovians to Comic-Con International: San Diego this year, with a panel introducing the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her Doctor Who co-stars, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin, as well as award-winning series showrunner Chris Chibnall(Broadchurch) and executive producer Matt Strevens (An Adventure In Space And Time). The panel will be moderated by host extraordinaire and legendary Doctor Who fan, comedian Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead, Talking with Chris Hardwick). With this year’s highly-anticipated season packed full of action, adventure, humor and emotion, the panel will be the cast’s first-ever panel appearance ahead of Doctor Who premiering this fall on BBC AMERICA.
With the recent allegations from Chris Hardwick‘s ex-girlfriend and Nerdist host Chloe Dykstra it seems entirely inappropriate to have Hardwick host a panel introducing the new Doctor Who, who just so happens to be a woman.
I say this as a huge fan of what Hardwick has been able to accomplish for years – but have to ask the question – at what cost? “Be nice to each other” is a line he often used to sign off. Something he needs to reconsider behind closed doors.