Drag Race’s Jinkx Monsoon Joins Doctor Who in New Role

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The TARDIS has picked up another new star for Doctor Whois next season: Drag star Jinkx Monsoon, who will appear in the show’s upcoming 14th season in what the BBC has dubbed a “big new role”.

Monsoon – who also appeared in Steven universeand recently on Broadway as Chicago‘s Mama Morton, as well as appearances and wins in both seasons Ru Paul’s Drag Race And Drag Race All Stars– will appear alongside Ncuti Gatwa’s 15th Doctor in the 2024 season of Doctor Who.

“In a galaxy of comets and supernovas, here comes the biggest star of them all,” said returning showrunner Russell T. Davies a press release. “Jinkx Monsoon is on a collision course with the TARDIS, and Doctor Who will never be the same again!”

“I’m honored, thrilled and absolutely excited to join Doctor Who‘ added Monsoon. “Russell T. Davies is a visionary and a brilliant writer – I can’t wait to get in the weeds with him and the crew! I hope the TARDIS has room for my luggage.”

Aside from being a “leading role,” details about Monsoon’s character are being kept under wraps. But the move to throw a storied drag artist at a time when air resistance is being targeted by right-wing reactionaries and politicians alike Doctor Whois at home in the UK and abroad, it’s great to see the series take a positive step forward by placing LGBTQIA people everywhere Doctor Who‘s expansive and inviting view of time and space – in all its dimensions.

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