British actress Pearl Mackie has been announced as the new “Doctor Who” companion.
The 28-year-old will star as Bill alongside Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord in the Tardis when the next series airs in 2017. Pearl replaces Jenna Coleman, whose character Clara Oswald left the show in 2015, reported Contactmusic.
The actress, who is currently performing in the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in London’s West End, said she is proud to be a part of the BBC series.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the Tardis my home,” Mackie said.
“Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character. I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space.”