After months of rumors and assertions that Jenna Coleman would be leaving “Doctor Who” at the end of the Christmas special it appears that her character Clara Oswald will continue to travel with The Doctor.
BBC remained mum on the subject merely telling fans they had to wait till the special, “Last Christmas,” which aired on Christmas day, to find out if she would return for the next season.
Coleman told the BBC,
“I get a whole other [season] of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved. There is so much more to do. I think they’ve finally just reached a point where they really understand each other. The arrival of the 12th Doctor has just kind of dropped this whole bombshell and allowed the dynamic to totally change, so I think just when Clara was feeling more comfortable in the relationship, it has suddenly thrown something new up.”
Peter Capaldi, the actor who currently portrays the 12th Doctor, commented as well,
“I’m thrilled. Jenna has just been fantastic and such a pleasure to work with.”
“Last Christmas” also featured guest star Nick Frost aptly playing Santa Claus himself.
The duo will return in the next season with the first episode titled, “The Magician’s Apprentice.”
BBC has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming “Doctor Who” Christmas Special, “Last Christmas” starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna-Louise Coleman and Nick Frost as Santa.
The episode is described as follows:
“Two heroic icons – the Doctor and Santa – along with Clara Oswald, are thrown together in one of the Time Lord’s most incredible adventures yet!”
The question is, will this be the last adventure for Clara as a companion or will she stay on for another season as is rumored? BBC has declined to comment, basically saying we need to watch the special to find out.
“Last Christmas” will air on BBC America at 9 p.m. ET on Christmas Day. You can watch the trailer below:
The upcoming season of “Doctor Who” has added a new cast member! Keeley Hawes will join the cast as Ms. Delphox, a character described as being “a powerful out of the world character with a dark secret.”
Hawes is most known for her roles in “Line of Duty,” Upstairs Downstairs” as well as being the voice of Lara Croft in the “Tomb Raider” franchise. Commenting on her role, Hawes, said:
“I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I’ve had a lot of fun playing.”
While lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added:
“Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing ‘Line of Duty’ will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it’s about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on ‘Doctor Who’: she plays a banker.”
The new season of “Doctor Who” will see Peter Capaldi take over the iconic role of The Doctor as the twelfth incarnation. Jenna Coleman returns as companion Clara Oswald. You can see the official still of Hawes as Ms. Delphox below:
The 50th Anniversary Special for BBC’s “Doctor Who” is SO close. As we inch closer to the premiere date of November 23rd, BBC has released two new trailers to keep fans satisfied for now. The special is entitled, “The Day of the Doctor” and will star Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman while seeing the return of previous Doctor and Companion David Tennant and Billie Piper John Hurt is also making a special appearance as the Doctor. This is the first time Tennant and Piper have appeared in the series since their farewells in 2010.
The plot for “The Day of the Doctor” is as follows:
In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
You can watch the two trailers below:
This is a big year for the BBC series, “Doctor Who.” Not only is Matt Smith leaving the role to be taken over by Peter Capaldi, but it is also the 50th Anniversary of the longest running science fiction series ever. In honor of the milestone, BBC has been working tirelessly on an anniversary special that is set to air on November 23.
Now, we have an official trailer for the 75-minute special titled, “The Day of the Doctor.”
“The Day of the Doctor” stars Matt Smith, David Tennant (The 10th Doctor), Jenna Coleman (the current companion, Clara Oswald), with Billie Piper (a previous companion, Rose Tyler) and John Hurt (mysteriously known as “The Doctor”). This is the first time Tennant and Piper have appeared in the series since their farewells in 2010.
You can watch the trailer below and get excited before realizing it is still painfully far away.