This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about Jodie Whittaker leaving Doctor Who, Sweet Tooth getting a second season, and gameplay details for Stray.

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Jodie Whittaker to exit Doctor Who, Sweet Tooth renewed, & Stray gameplay details – 2021-07-30

Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall to leave Doctor Who in 2022

Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play The Doctor will bow out in Fall 2022, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Chibnall is currently writing and producing the next series of Doctor Who, which will air later this year. It will be followed by three specials, the first of which will be broadcast on New Year’s Day, with another later in Spring 2022, and finally a feature-length special in Fall 2022 where the Doctor will regenerate once more.

In a statement, Whittaker said, “In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes. I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them. My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life.”

Chibnall added in a statement of his own, “Jodie and I made a “three series and out” pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast. So now our shift is done, and we’re handing back the TARDIS keys. Jodie’s magnificent, iconic Doctor has exceeded all our high expectations. She’s been the gold standard leading actor, shouldering the responsibility of being the first female Doctor with style, strength, warmth, generosity, and humor. She captured the public imagination and continues to inspire adoration around the world, as well as from everyone on the production.”

Speculation will now turn to who Whittaker’s replacement might be, as Doctor Who approaches its 60th anniversary in 2023.

Sweet Tooth renewed for a second season at Netflix

Netflix has officially renewed the hit fantasy series adaptation of Sweet Tooth for a second season, after nearly two months since it made its debut. The second season will consist of eight, one-hour episodes.

Based on Jeff Lemire’s DC Comics series, Sweet Tooth is described as a family-friendly storybook adventure. The show centers around Gus — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself, searching for answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.

Cyberpunk cat game Stray will arrive in early 2022

Developer BlueTwelve Studio has released a nearly 4-minute gameplay trailer for their cyberpunk cat adventure, Stray.

In the opening moments of Stray, the feline protagonist finds himself injured and separated from his family. Gameplay involves using his physical abilities as a cat to navigate the environment and solve puzzles.

You’ll also team up with a helpful drone companion named B-12, who will interact with objects in the world, communicate with the city’s robotic inhabitants, and store precious items that you find during your journey. But above all, B-12 is a friendly being with a mysterious story – learning about his past as his relationship with the cat evolves is a key element to this adventure.

An adventure game at its core, not everything will be explained clearly, so it will be up to the most attentive and insightful players to figure out what exactly this place is, who these inhabitants and creatures are, and the story and purpose of this beguiling world in which we’re immersed as the cat journeys to return to his family.

Stray is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC sometime in early 2022.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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