A new companion is about to set foot on the greatest ship in all of time and space and now we know who. The BBC have announced that Brixton born actress Pearl Mackie will portray the brand new character Bill. The announcement comes in the form of a two minute clip as the Doctor attempts to save Bill from his eternal enemy the Daleks, all while trying to avoid the urge to kill her himself due to her enthusiastic chatter and jokes.
Mackie’s previous credits include a West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and BBC soap opera Doctors (no relation). It is currently unknown when she will debut as Bill in show but dialogue with the reveal clip seems to suggest not until the next actual season, due to air next year.