The BBC has officially confirmed who will be the new companion for Doctor Who’s upcoming 15th Doctor, who will be played by Ncuti Gatwa, revealing that Millie Gibson will be joining him on the TARDIS in 2023. Best known for appearing in the popular British series Coronation Street, Gibson will take on the role of Ruby Sunday in the series. It’s unclear exactly when Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will make their official debuts as their characters, especially since the show’s recent special episode saw Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor surprise regenerate into none other than David Tennant, a plot thread that will appear in three more. be investigated. specials before the pair begin their new run on the character.
“While I am still in disbelief, I am beyond honored to be cast as the Doctor’s Companion,” Gibson said in a statement. “It’s a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I’ll do everything I can to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have laid before me. And what better way to do that than to the side of the fantastic Ncuti Gatwa, I can’t wait to get started.”
Ncuti Gatwa added: “Millie is just the companion. She is full of talent, strength, she has a cheeky sparkle in her eyes and is razor sharp. From the moment she entered the room, she grabbed all our attention with her fizz and then solidify that attention with the sheer torque of her talent. This adventure is going to be so wild and so much fun, I can’t WAIT to sail across the universe with Millie!”
Millie Gibson joins the cast of #Doctor Who as the doctor’s companion, Ruby Sunday ❤️❤️➕♦️
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) November 18, 2022
“It is the great honor of my job to find the next generation of talent, and Millie is already shining like a star,” added showrunner Russell T Davies. “She’s brilliant, dynamic, smart and a great actor. As a CORONATION STREET fan, I’ve seen Millie survive chases, guns and sieges, but that’s nothing compared to what Ruby Sunday awaits.”
A series will be released in November 2023 Doctor who specials celebrating the iconic character’s 60th birthday. David Tennant’s Fourteenth Doctor will seemingly be an anchor for those episodes, with Ncuti Gatwa taking over as the Fifteenth Doctor when those conclude.
Doctor who will return with a new season in 2024 and when it does it will have a new streaming partner in every part of the world outside the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be home to new seasons of Doctor who in most of the world, although the series will still be produced in Wales by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios Production.
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