Pearl Mackie Announced as The Doctor’s New Companion

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BBC announced a while ago that the new companion for The Doctor on “Doctor Who” had already been cast but they finally made the official announcement this weekend! Pearl Mackie has been cast as Bill, the next companion though we don’t know much about her character other than her name.

The BBC made the announcement with a short scene from the upcoming season, introducing Mackie as Bill:

Mackie has performed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the National Theatre, and has appeared on a television show called Doctors, and in 2013’s Svengali.