In an interview with ITV’s this morning, earlier today. Pearl Mackie was asked about her experience as part of team-TARDIS. When asked by Eamon Holmes, about Peter Capaldi’s departure by and whether she would like to stay on for series 11. She said:
“I don’t know, I mean it’s not up to me. Peter is such a wonderful Doctor, and I think the dynamic that he and I have playing The Doctor and Bill together is something that really works. That’s not to say it wouldn’t work with a different Doctor. But, yeah, it’s always a new adjustment, getting a new Doctor. Inevitably the dynamic is different because your different actors. And different characters.”
Pearl has quickly endeared herself to critics and fans alike, with some already dubbing the the best companion of the Nu-Who era. It certainly would be a shame to see her depart after one series.
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In the latest episode of their podcast, Martyn and Gerrod dive into the highly-anticipated return of Doctor Who and provide their thoughts on the series 10 premiere, “The Pilot.”
This episode marks the debut of Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, following Jenna Coleman’s departure from the show. Additionally, the episode features a brief appearance by the iconic Doctor Who villains, the Daleks. Their last major appearance was in the series nine premiere, “The Magician’s Apprentice” / “The Witch’s Familiar.”
We offer insightful commentary on the episode’s plot, character development, and the performances of the talented cast. Fans of Doctor Who won’t want to miss this entertaining and informative episode of the podcast.
Is it a success, or has Steven Moffed it up again?
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The BBC announced today that Matt Lucas will be reprising his role as Nardole, in series 10 of Doctor Who. Lucas will appear in the opening episode, which is penned by Steven Moffat.
Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, Matt Lucas, said:
“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”
Filming begins next week and will see the official arrival of Pearl Mackie, as Bill.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added:
“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”
Stephanie Hyam will play a guest cast role in the new series and is recognised for her performance as Lily Clarke in Jekyll & Hyde. She’s also appeared in Peaky Blinders, Murdered By My Boyfriend, and Sherlock.
The opening episode of series 10 is written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode in the new series has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Doctor Who will return in December 2016 with a Christmas Special, followed by the new series in 2017.