The BBC announced earlier today that Actress Pearl Mackie will be tagging along with the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, for Series 10. And already, people are excited over the announcement. Here’s the tweet that been sent out from the official Doctor Who Twitter account.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) April 23, 2016
Pearl, who will be playing the character of Bill, will be replacing Jenna Coleman following her departure back in September and when Series 9 ended back in December, no knows who’s going to take the companion baton following the departure, which leads to today. And after the announcement had been made, here’s everyone’s question surrounding the actress. Just who is she? Well, according to the web site, IMDb, this isn’t the first time being around with a “doctor.” That because she appeared as a guest star in the BBC television series named, “Doctors,” as the character Anne-Marie Frasier. And of course, a tad appearance in the 2013 British Film, “Svengali.” Not to mention, been in a few plays that I don’t even heard off. Here’s what Actor Peter Capaldi has to say on the announcement of Pearl Mackie joining the show.
“It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the Tardis and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures.”
Mackie will be the third Person of Color to play a companion on the show following Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones, and Noel Clarke, who played Mickey Smith. And the announcement is just in the footsteps following the departure of head writer Steven Moffat back in January. Mackie will be making her first appearance at the start of the Tenth Season in 2017. The show comes back this Christmas for their holiday special follow by the Series 10 premiere a year later. So tell me what you think, do you Mackie will do a good job playing the companion? Are you excited to hear and/or see the announcement? What do you expect to come for Series 10? Tell me what you think in the comments below.