As the title says, Pearl Mackie has been announced as the new companion, Bill. The BBC released a short trailer featuring her, the Doctor, and the Daleks, which you can see below. Full episodes of Doctor Who will return with this year's Christmas special and then Series 10 in 2017.
I am cautiously optimistic. I am in favor of companions who aren't worshipful of the Doctor. Given her attire and the line about getting back to the future in 2017, there's been some speculation she may be from the '80s. That would be cool; New Who has had a long run of companions from the unspecified present.ReplyDelete
Cautiously optimist is my feeling, too. It definitely would be good to have a companion from a different time period than the present for a change.Delete