Pearl Mackie has been named the new Doctor Who companion alongside Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord in the Tardis, according to the BBC. The announcement appeared on BBC One during half-time of the FA Cup semi-final match between Everton and Manchester United.
What the first Doctor Who appearance of Mackie with Capaldi in the video below.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) April 23, 2016
Mackie replaces Jenna Coleman, after Coleman asked to be to be written off the show. Big changes are ahead for the series that starts filming season 10 this year, but won’t air till 2017.
In January, it was announced that head writer Steven Moffat was stepping down after season 10. Chris Chibnall will replace Moffat.