OFFICIAL: 13th Doctor’s companions revealed

October 22nd, 2017
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

The BBC has today confirmed the identities of the THREE actors who will be joining Doctor Who as its all new regular cast in Series 11 next year.

Joining Jodie Whittaker in the TARDIS will be Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yasmin and Tosin Cole as Ryan. Sharon D Clarke will also be starring in a returning role.

In addition, it has also been announced that the series will consist of ten 50 minute long episodes, starting with a 60 minute premiere, and will air on BBC One in Autumn 2018.

“The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”

- Chris Chibnall (Doctor Who Showrunner)

“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor? Oh yes!”

- Bradley Walsh (Graham in Series 11)

“I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”

- Mandip Gill (Yasmin in Series 11)

“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”

- Tosin Cole (Ryan in Series 11)

So, what are your first impressions of our new TARDIS team?

New Doctor + new companions = new era! Read all the latest Series 11 updates…

4 comments on this article
  1. JC
    October 23rd, 2017 at 6.17am | #1

    This announcement was made out of the blue without any hints beforehand like the BBC usually do, so it was quite a surprise.

    I know the Doctor has travelled with 3 permanant companions (IE: Not Rory, Amy and River) in the Classic Series, but he hasn’t in the revived era. As such, I’m not sure how the dynamic will play out between them. Will the Doctor have to compete for screen time with three other people in every episode and is she capable of doing that? … I guess time will tell.

    No opinion on the casting, except to say that it’s interesting that the rumours about Bradley Walsh being a companion have turned out to be true.

  2. Patrick
    October 23rd, 2017 at 8.09am | #2

    With this casting I wonder what will happen to Nardole.

  3. Freddie Jones
    October 31st, 2017 at 7.10pm | #3

    Because what a woman Doctor needs is literally an old white man at her side. Of course. Political correctness fail.

  4. Michael
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