Meet the new Doctor Who companion
In a new clip from the series, The BBC has revealed the new Doctor Who companion, Pearl Mackie as Bill! Check out the scene below!
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family,” she said. “It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the Tardis my home… Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character, I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space.”
Production on the next series of Doctor Who is set to begin this year. It won’t hit TV until 2017, though a new Doctor Who Christmas Special will air this year. Showrunner Steven Moffat will executive produce series 10, though it will be his final series with Chris Chibnall set to succeed him.
Doctor Who, which began broadcasting on BBC America in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey is created by Sydney Newman (The Avengers), and Executive Produced by Russell T. Davies (Torchwood), Julie Gardner (Torchwood), Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Phil Collinson (Coronation Street), Piers Wenger (How I Live Now), Beth Willis (Doctor Who Confidential), Brian Minchin (Wizards vs. Aliens), Caroline Skinner (Our Girl), and Mal Young (Desperate Scousewives).