Production began on the tenth season of Doctor Who on June 20th, and no matter how thrilled fans are for the new season, nobody is quite as excited as the series’ newest addition, actress Pearl Mackie.
Mackie’s character, Bill, was briefly introduced to us back in April in a clip featuring one of the Doctor’s most fatal foes, the Daleks. Bill shows off a bit of her wit, courage, and banter-ability alongside the Doctor as they ran to escape the Daleks and go, well, back to the future. Though we don’t quite know when and where the scene takes place, it’s a great first look at what Bill’s about.
Thankfully, we got a great second look at Bill with an on set video from Mackie herself.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) June 23, 2016
The video has already prompted fan art from Whovian audiences, with Pearl Mackie sharing her favorites on social media, clearly showing just how happy she is to have landed such a prestigious role.
Because it is really happening ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/NM9fpWqoPQ
— Staypee (@drstaypee) June 25, 2016
Other than Mackie and Peter Capaldi’s roles in the new season, BBC also announced that Matt Lucas will return to the show as Nardole after his appearance in last season’s The Husbands of River Song, and that longtime show-runner Stephen Moffat will indeed leave the program after this season is complete.
This tenth season looks like it’ll be a big one for both the fans and the team behind the show. Too bad we have to wait until spring (possibly Christmas, if we’re introduced to Bill in a scene with SNOW) to see how all of these changes will come to fruition, but if Mackie and and the rest of the team continue sharing online, tidbits like these could hold us over just long enough.
What are you hoping to see in this next season of Doctor Who? Do you expect that Moffat will want to go out with a bang? How do you think Pearl Mackie will adjust to life as a Who companion? Let’s talk in the comments below, or find me on Twitter @bekahbabble.
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