“Doctor Who” star Peter Capaldi confirms that the Doctor will have a new companion in the upcoming season 10 of the show.
NME cited Capaldi interview with Brazilian website Omelete wherein the actor mentioned that “a new companion” will be coming to the show. “Obviously, I know who that is and we’ve been doing a bit of work together already, and it’s very exciting. Because it’s a very different sort of take on it,” Capaldi said.
Actress Jenna Coleman played the most recent companion, Clara Oswald, of the Doctor. “Clara had prior knowledge of the Doctor. It was conceived as a human connected to your timeline, and so had access to the cosmic nature of the Doctor. She understood a little about how he was. And as she was already with Matt [Smith], she knew the Daleks and the TARDIS. Now we have someone who knows very little about the Doctor,” Capaldi explained.
Earlier this month, Capaldi told Newsweek that there have been multicultural actors auditioning for the role and that he would like to have a diverse companion.
“The thing about Doctor Who is, it’s at its best when it reflects the culture and the times that it’s in. Because it’s a very successful show, sometimes it just digs its own groove of success, and I think it’s time for us to be more recognizable as being in the 21st century,” he said.
“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams was rumoured to take the role of the new assistant for the Doc, Entertainment Weekly noted.
However, Williams told BANG Showbiz that she is not going to be working on “Doctor Who” again, NME reported.
Peter Capaldi has also previously rumoured to be leaving “Doctor Who” but the actor dismissed reports and revealed that things will change in the show when new people come on board.
According to NME, fans should not expect a full series in this year’s season of “Doctor Who.” Steven Moffat also confirmed earlier this year that he will be stepping down as showrunner of the BBC TV series. There have been rumours that Capaldi will quit the show Chris Chibnall replaces Moffat.