It’s Scottish actor Peter Capaldi.
The actor has been on the show before. He had a guest role in the “Fires of Pompeii.” A self-admitted fan of the series, Capaldi is 55 years old and has a distinguished career in Great Britain.
American fans may recognize the actor from his role in Torchwood: Children of Earth.
Matt Smith endorsed the new Doctor in an recorded interview and wished him well.
We’ll keep you up to date on the details as they come in.