While we may very well have months and months (and months) to wait before we finally learn who’ll take Jenna Coleman’s place as the Doctor’s companion on Doctor Who (Season 10 won't premiere until 2017, after all), Peter Capaldi may have revealed that the next person who will travel through time and space with the 12th Doctor will be female.
A new report over at Radio Time claims that from what they could make out from Capaldi's recent press tour of Mexico, the new companion has already been cast and fans can expect “a very different sort of take” on the role. Well, new companion, new new, new take, right?
Not only that, but in a recent interview with Mexican blogger La Lata, Capaldi seemed to have let it slip that the new companion will be a she.
“I think the companion has to be someone who’s not so impressed by the Doctor – she’s not an assistant, she’s not a servant, she can’t be that – she has to be someone who really says ‘are you sure that’s the right thing to do? What are you doing?’ and also doesn’t take him seriously.”
OK, so, all my hopes and dreams that Doctor Who go down a slightly different route and cast a main male companion for Season 10 have just gone down the drain as we speak. And yes, I’m perfectly aware that Mickey, Captain Jack and Rory (I'm only referring to New Who here) have all traveled in the TARDIS, but the main companions were always women.
At least some intriguing info about the new companion emerged last month via Omelete, when Capaldi explained what will be different with the new companion, compared to Coleman’s Clara Oswald.
“Clara had prior knowledge of the Doctor. It was conceived as a human connected to your timeline, and so had access to the cosmic nature of the Doctor. She understood a little about how he was. And as she was already with [Eleventh Doctor] Matt [Smith], she knew the Daleks and the TARDIS. Now we have someone who knows very little about the Doctor.”
Interesting. What do you think?
(via Radio Times)