The BBC has announced that actress Pearl Mackie has scored the role of ‘Bill,’ the new companion for Peter Capaldi’s The Doctor in next year’s tenth season of the popular “Doctor Who” series.
Mackie replaces Jenna Coleman whose character Clara Oswald exited the series last year. In a statement, Mackie says: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the TARDIS my home!”
To give fans a taste of the new companion, a short two-minute trailer featuring her and Capaldi in action has also been released and can be seen below. Showrunner Steven Moffat will handle Mackie’s first season in the role, before leaving at the end of the upcoming season and being replaced by Chris Chibnall.
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