I didn’t know until a couple of months ago that, finally, eight years after the movie, and fifteen years after the last televised episode, that the BBC was bringing back Doctor Who.
Yes, Doctor Who.
I remained skeptical of such things, but now, I hear, they have finally casted the 9th(?) Doctor, Christopher Eccleston
The name probably isn’t familiar to Americans, but he is apparently a big actor in Britain. I have actually seen him once, however, he played the husband of Nicole Kidman’s character in “The Others”. A small role to be sure. But I thought he did well in the part.
Counting Paul McGann’s TV movie Doctor as the 8th, this would be the 9th Doctor in the chronology of the series (assuming they do keep it canonical).