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New Doctor Who Companions Announced


In kind of a random Sunday night announcement for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, the companions for the 13th Doctor have been revealed. Yes, companions, plural -- three to be exact. Joining Jodie Whittaker's Doctor in the TARDIS are Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

Here they are pictured together for the first time:


Not pictured is Sharon D. Clarke, who will also be joining the series in a recurring role.

Here's a round-up of thoughts on the new crew:

Chris Chibnall says : “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show."
Jodie Whittaker says : "I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It's a dream team!"
Bradley Walsh says : “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Mandip Gill says : “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn't believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I've done previously and that's the part that excites me the most.”
Tosin Cole says : "I'm grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I'm looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe."
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, BBC Studios says : “I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama says : "The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He's already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis."

Showrunner Chris Chibnall has confirmed that the next series will be a 10 week run of 50 minute episodes when Doctor Who returns in autumn 2018. The premiere will be a hour-long episode.

Of course, first up we have the Christmas Special, "Twice Upon a Time," which will serve as the final outing for Peter Capaldi. Presumably, Jodie Whittaker will make her first appearance as the next incarnation of the Doctor as the 12th regenerates.

While we wait, check out the trailer for the Christmas Special below:


Visit the official Doctor Who website here.

Source: Doctor Who Official | Twitter, bbc.co.uk

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