By way of a new trailer for the next series of Doctor Who in 2017, viewers were introduced to the Doctor’s new companion Bill, a confident young woman who found herself in the midst of an incoming Dalek attack. Rather than becoming rightfully frightened, Bill became quite inquisitive and asked many of the questions about which fans have been wondering for years. Pearl Mackie, the actress who plays Bill, is replacing Jenna Coleman as the Doctor’s Companion. Coleman played the role of Clara Oswald from 2012-2015.
Pearl Mackie has been named as the new Doctor Who companion alongside Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord in the Tardis. The Londoner’s role was announced on BBC One during half time of the FA Cup semi-final match between Everton and Manchester United. Mackie, 28, replaces Jenna Coleman, whose character Clara Oswald left the show in 2015. Filming for the next series of the long-running science fiction show will start this year but air in 2017.