Pearl Mackie Is The Doctor's New Companion

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We’ve known for a little while that The Doctor’s next companion has been cast. Now, the BBC has officially revealed who it is: Pearl Mackie.


The BBC made the announcement with a short scene from the upcoming season, introducing Mackie as Bill:

Mackie’s acting resume is light, currently performing in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the National Theatre, and has appeared on a television show called Doctors, and in 2013's Svengali.

Let’s hope that the show puts her to better use than Clara.


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Josh Young

Hmm. She has an 80s vibe. I hope she’s from the 80s... it’d be nice to see someone from some other time period tagging along.