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'Dr. Who' casts a person of color in the main role for the first time

British sci-fi series “Dr. Who” announced this week that Ncuti Gatwa, a Black man, will portray its protagonist in the next season. It’s a big move for a TV show that’s been broadcasting for nearly sixty years.

We discuss this with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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