‘Doctor Who’ to Reveal Peter Capaldi’s Next Companion This Saturday
Despite the distinct lack of Doctor Who in 2016 beyond the Christmas Special, we’ve known that Peter Capaldi would take on a new companion to replace Jenna Coleman’s Clara. That new star will land as soon as this weekend, as Doctor Who prepares to announce the next companion entering the TARDIS.
Per the Radio Times, the newest member of Doctor Who will be unveiled during halftime at the Everton vs. Manchester United FA Cup semi-final on BBC-1 (whatever that means). The game itself starts at 5:15 P.M., potentially placing the announcement somewhere around 6:00 - 6:15 P.M.
Most recently, EastEnders star Rakhee Thakrar was rumored to meet with producers for the role, while Capaldi has previously stated his predilection for a female companion, given the potential for male co-stars to usurp his action scenes. Capaldi himself has only officially signed through the coming tenth season, despite having been asked to return after Steven Moffat’s last season in spring 2017.
We’ll find out for sure this weekend, but what should we hope for from Peter Capaldi’s next Doctor Who companion?
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