Although the Doctor isn’t coming back until Christmas and full series in 2017, we now have our new companion.
Meet Pearl Mackie as… Bill.
Mackie is pretty much an unknown barring small roles in Svengali and Doctorsbut you can see her in her first (mini) Doctor Who adventure, Friend From The Future (below).
Mackie said: “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!
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. 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.”
I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can’t wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!”
Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyro technics and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I’m not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more! The weirder the better, bring it on!”
The public got to meet her today during half-time of the FA Cup Semi-Final
Welcome Pearl, we hope your adventures go down in history… roll on 2017
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) April 23, 2016