Jinkx Monsoon is trading Drag Race for Daleks.
Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies has announced that the Drag Race winner will play "a major role" in the upcoming 60th anniversary of the long-running sci-fi series later this year.
“In a galaxy of comets and supernovas, here comes the biggest star of all," said Davies. "Jinkx Monsoon is on a collision course with the TARDIS, and Doctor Who will never be the same again."
“I’m honored, thrilled, and utterly excited to join Doctor Who! Russell T Davies is a visionary and a brilliant writer — I can’t wait to get into the weeds with him and the crew! I hope there’s room in the TARDIS for my luggage,” Monsoon added.
Davies is friends with Monsoon and her husband, Michael Abbott, and he even gave a speech at their wedding, where he used props including a mini TARDIS, as he revealed on an episode of Monsoon's podcast, Hi Jinkx!
Monsoon's casting is only the latest exciting bit of news fans for Whovians.
As Logo previously reported, David Tennant is stepping back inside the TARDIS to reprise his role as the fan-favorite Tenth Doctor, as is his companion Donna Noble, who will once again be played by Catherine Tate.
Tennant and Tate will return for three Doctor Who specials set to air in November 2023 where they will face off against a mysterious new villain played by Neil Patrick Harris.
Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, who was previously announced as the next Doctor, is now known officially as the Fifteenth Doctor. Fans got a glimpse of him in a teaser trailer where we see him shout: "Someone tell me what the hell is going on here!" Our thoughts exactly.
It was also announced that Heartstopper actress Yasmin Finney would also be joining Doctor Who "playing the character of Rose" leaving fans to wonder if this would be the same Rose — played by Billie Piper — who was the Doctor's companion when the sci-fi series was revived in 2005.
"You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set," added Davies. "We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world - and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”
Monsoon recently slayed Broadway as Mama Morton in Chicago, and we can't wait to see what spell she casts over the Whoniverse.
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