Doctor Who’s new companion casting was a missed opportunity for disability representation – Digital Spy

Doctor Who has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to diversity and pushing boundaries. In the first revival series that aired back in 2005, we saw Captain Jack Harkness kiss both Rose Tyler and the Doctor, who was played by Christopher Eccleston at the time.

This was groundbreaking at the time, and since then, the show has continued to increase its representation and visibility of minorities. But as is so often the case in TV and film, disability is lagging behind. So many people can now look at the show and see themselves represented, but we can’t quite say that’s true for disabled people yet.

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