Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson joins series 13 of Doctor Who

Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson has joined the cast of Doctor Who.

The 31-year-old actor, known for playing Gray Worm on the HBO show, will join forces with the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions for the highly anticipated 13th series.

Jacob, who will play the role of Vinder, revealed his excitement over his casting, saying it’s a “lifetime dream” that has now been “fulfilled.”

Incoming: Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson has joined the cast of Doctor Who (pictured as Gray Worm in Game of Thrones

He will have a recurring role on the hit BBC series and will join the Doctor, Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop) as she fights a way to confront all evil in space and time.

His casting was announced during Sunday’s Doctor Who San Diego Comic Con panel, in which Chris Chibnall, Jodie, Mandip and John teased the upcoming series and shared an exclusive trailer.

Speaking of his new role, Jacob said: “The Doctor has been a part of my life forever, from watching and re-watching the series on VHS as a kid and being terrified, to unexpectedly tearing my eyes when the tenth doctor said: ‘t want to go’, I’ve always wanted to live in the Whoniverse.

Time to shine: The 31-year-old actor, known for playing Gray Worm on the HBO show, will join forces with the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker, pictured) and her companions for the highly anticipated 13th series

Time to shine: The 31-year-old actor, known for playing Gray Worm on the HBO show, will join forces with the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker, pictured) and her companions for the highly anticipated 13th series

Not only has a lifelong dream of mine now come true, but to play a character as fun, adventurous and dynamic as Vinder is the icing on the cake. This is very cool.’

In addition to starring as the commander of the Unsullied Gray Worm, Jacob has had various roles on stage and screen.

He has appeared in TV series such as Broadchurch, Skins and Episodes, while his theater accolades include King Lear and War Horse.

The star has also branched out into music, performing under the moniker Raleigh Ritchie.

Excited: Jacob, who will play the role of Finder, revealed his excitement over his casting, saying it's a

Excited: Jacob, who will play the role of Finder, revealed his excitement over his casting, saying it’s a “lifetime dream” that has now been “fulfilled” (pictured in 2019)

Meanwhile, Olly Alexander would become the new Doctor Who, becoming the first-ever gay actor to play the Time Lord.

It comes in the wake of reports that Jodie Whittaker has quit after playing the iconic role for half a decade, having taken over from Peter Capaldi in 2017.

According to new reports, Russell T Davies, who previously served as an executive producer for Doctor Who, was the ‘champion’ of Olly, 30, for the role.

Share: He will have a recurring role on the hit BBC series and will join the Doctor, Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop) as she fights a way to confront all evil in space and time. offer

Share: He will have a recurring role on the hit BBC series and will join the Doctor, Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop) as she fights a way to confront all evil in space and time. offer

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I can’t wait: “Not only has a lifelong dream of mine now come true, but to play a character as fun, adventurous and dynamic as Finder is the icing on the cake.” this is very cool’

Years & Years’ Olly recently received critical acclaim for his role as Ritchie Tozer in Davies’ groundbreaking Channel 4 series It’s A Sin.

A source told The sun: ‘Olly is about to be announced as the new Doctor. Negotiations are at an advanced stage.

He has been heavily promoted for the role by Russell, with whom he has worked closely on other projects. Russell was impressed with his work and felt he was a good fit for the doctor.

“It’s definitely going to happen, he just had to keep quiet about it while the negotiations were finalized.”

New doctor?  Olly Alexander is reportedly set to become the new Doctor Who, becoming the first-ever gay actor to play the Time Lord (pictured earlier this month)

New doctor? Olly Alexander is reportedly set to become the new Doctor Who, becoming the first-ever gay actor to play the Time Lord (pictured earlier this month)

While a “BBC insider” told the publication that bosses are “shutting up” about what they’re up to and that there’s “a lot more to come” for Jodie due to filming reportedly set to continue for episodes in 2022.

A representative for Olly denied the claims to MailOnline, saying the singer is “concentrating on his music for now.”

MailOnline contacted Jodie and Russell’s representatives at the time, as well as the BBC, for comment.

Reports: It comes in response to reports that Jodie Whittaker has quit after half a decade of playing the iconic role, having taken over from Peter Capaldi in 2017 (pictured in show still)

Reports: It comes in response to reports that Jodie Whittaker has quit after half a decade of playing the iconic role, having taken over from Peter Capaldi in 2017 (pictured in show still)

Last month it was reported that Jodie plays two more specials in 2022 before leaving the sci-fi series after nearly five years in the role.

Sources claim the actress, who made history as the first-ever female doctor, will appear in the extra episodes once series 13 airs later this year, with that episode reduced to just eight episodes due to the Covid pandemic.

It comes in response to reports in January that Jodie has left the Doctor Who role after playing the iconic role for half a decade, having taken over Peter Capaldi in 2017.

Sweet: According to new reports, Russell T Davies, pictured in January, who previously served as an executive producer for Doctor Who, 'champion' Olly, 30, for the role

Sweet: According to new reports, Russell T Davies, pictured in January, who previously served as an executive producer for Doctor Who, ‘champion’ Olly, 30, for the role

Still central to the show, Talented: Years & Years' Olly recently received critical acclaim for his role as Ritchie Tozer in Davies' groundbreaking Channel 4 series It's A Sin

Still central to the show, Talented: Years & Years’ Olly recently received critical acclaim for his role as Ritchie Tozer in Davies’ groundbreaking Channel 4 series It’s A Sin

It is believed the episodes will feature stories that have been cut from this year’s series due to Covid restrictions.

One of the episodes will likely feature the important regeneration scene tailored for every doctor’s change, the mirror reports.

Although Jodie will still be on television as the Doctor until next year, she will finish filming for the show in the coming months.

MailOnline contacted BBC representatives at the time for comment.

Exit: Last month it was reported that Jodie will be playing two more specials in 2022 before leaving the sci-fi series after nearly five years in the role (pictured in the picture)

Exit: Last month it was reported that Jodie will be playing two more specials in 2022 before leaving the sci-fi series after nearly five years in the role (pictured in the picture)

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