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Doctor Who Actor Fires Back At Backlash Over Political Correctness

The introduction of Jodie Whittaker as the latest Doctor received backlash from certain people believing that the BBC had diverted from their idea of Doctor Who. This unfortunate angle continued as the series tackled racism and other issues in its latest season, including the episode “Demons of the Punjab.”

Actor Hamza Jeetooa, who appeared in this installment, has now spoken out about why claims of political correctness weakening the series are wide of the mark. Speaking to Digital Spy, he commented as so:

“There’s always going to be people with opinions saying we don’t see it this way and we don’t believe that, but I felt really confident about it and really excited to be a part of it and make a little bit of history.”

The actor goes on to explain the thinking of the creative team behind the series, explaining:

“They wanted to change things
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Zombie Comedy ‘Zomboat!’ Sets Sail for ITV and Hulu

  • Variety
The zombie apocalypse is coming to the U.K. and will be seen on British and U.S. TV after ITV and Hulu greenlit “Zomboat!” The upcoming comedy will star Leah Brotherhead (“White Gold”), Hamza Jeetooa (“Doctor Who”), Ryan McKen (“White Dragon”), and Cara Theobold (“Downton Abbey”). It will bow on the ITV2 channel this fall and then on Hulu.

The story follows the aftermath of a zombie onslaught being unleashed on the British city of Birmingham. Sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, flee for their lives, by canal boat.

As they journey along the canal in their tightly packed living quarters, friendships develop, alliances form, arguments occur and romance blossoms. Along the way, they realize there is no escaping the problems of everyday life, even in a zombie apocalypse.

Zomboat! will be made by Noho Film & Television production, which is run by former
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