Two More “Doctor Who” Contenders Emerge

Luke Treadaway and Sacha Dhawan have emerged as two more candidates to serve as Peter Capaldi’s replacement on “Doctor Who”.

The Radio Times says heavily rumored frontrunner Kris Marshall is no longer such a certainty to take on the role of the thirteenth proper incarnation of The Doctor in the show’s eleventh season since the reboot – and “Broadchurch” creator Chris Chibnall’s first season as showrunner.

Treadaway, twin brother of “Penny Dreadful” actor Harry Treadaway and purportedly a ‘leading name in the field,’ most recently starred in “Fortitude” and won the Olivier-Award for his stage performance in the lead role of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”. His film credits include “Attack the Block,” “Clash of the Titans,” “Unbroken,” “Clapham Junction,” and “Killing Bono”.

Dhawan is a British TV fixture with a resume a mile long. He was seen earlier this year as Davos in Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” a key role in the season premiere of “Sherlock” and provided voices for “Mass Effect: Andromeda”. Other credits include “After Earth,” “24: Live Another Day,” “Line of Duty,” “Mr. Selfridge,” “In the Flesh,” “The Deep” and “In the Club”.

Dhawan also has a history with the franchise, starring in the 2013 biopic “An Adventure in Space and Time” as Waris Hussein, one of the first directors to work on “Doctor Who” in 1963. He has also made no secret he’d love the gig in interviews past.

The report sadly claims that a female Doctor is almost certainly off the cards, though was ‘seriously considered’ in early casting stages.