Jodie Whittaker sips on a beer in a vintage Adidas jacket as she gets into character with co-star Aimee Lou Wood to film the first scenes for Netflix’s new drama Toxic Town
The Doctor Who actress, 41, looked unrecognisable in a red vintage Adidas jacket as she was pictured sipping on a can of beer in the park.
Netflix’s upcoming four-part limited series from Broke & Bones, Toxic Town, tells the story of the real life Corby poisonings, one of the UK’s biggest environmental scandal.
Jodie, who made her final appearance in the iconic BBC sci-fi series in October last year, looked edgy as she sported dark-washed denim jeans and a pair of classic black and white Adidas trainers, with a gold chain.
Meanwhile, Sex Education star Aimee, 29, was dressed in boot leg denim jeans and a brown suede jacket.
The pair were seen linking arms and chatting in one of the scenes before taking a seat on a bench.
The drama focuses on three mothers fighting for justice following toxic waste spillages in the town of Corby in Northamptonshire.
In 1980, the town experienced one of the biggest child poisonings cases and exposed children to a high volume of toxic waste, which saw more birth defects in this period than ever.
Alongside Jodie and Aimee, fans will see Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle, Robert Carlyle and The Diplomat star Rory Kinnear.
The release date is yet to be announced.
The writer, Jack Thorne, said: ‘The Corby toxic Waste case is one of those moments in history that is defining.
‘It showed our ability to close our eyes and ears to the safety of our people. It also showed the remarkable way that people will fight for what’s right.
‘Toxic Town tells the story of these funny, brave, incredible women and the way they scrapped for their children.’
Since quitting Doctor Who, Jodie was spotted filming scenes for the Australian thriller One Night at Malabar ocean pool in Sydney in February.
In 2021, Jodie confirmed she would be leaving Doctor Who, with the BBC revealing that her departure will play out across a three-part special.
The British star, who was the show’s first female Doctor, described her four-year stint manning the Tardis as being ‘the best job I ever had’.
Ncuti Gatwa was unveiled as the 15th Doctor on the popular sci-fi show in May 2022 after Jodie Whittaker confirmed her departure from the role.
He is the first black actor to take on the leading role as The Doctor, after Whittaker made history as the first permanent female Time Lord in 2017.