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And the New Doctor Who Companion is… Pearl Mackie

Pearl Mackie and Doctor Who

The BBC has announced that Doctor Who‘s new companion is Pearl Mackie

The actress will portray a character named Bill, following the departure of Jenna Coleman last year.

Pearl Mackie will star along side the current Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, in the show’s 10th season which will debut in 2017.

Pearl Mackie expressed her excitement for the role saying, “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.” She added, “[When I was] reading the script at the audition, I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in. I can’t wait to bring her to life, and to see how she develops through the series.”

Peter Capaldi was equally excited, saying, “It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to The Doctor’s adventures.”SuperFable