Doctor Who Star Suggests The Companions May Not Return
We’ve just started our journey across time and space with the Thirteenth Doctor and her new best friends but, as is normal with Doctor Who, the present and the future are getting jumbled up already as fans want to know how long this TARDIS team will be around for. Fortunately, it looks like Jodie Whittaker is here to stay for the foreseeable future but unfortunately, we can’t be sure of the same for her companions.
Mandip Gill stars as Yaz Khan on the series, alongside Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair and Bradley Walsh as Graham O’Brien, and during an appearance on daytime talk show This Morning, Gill was asked about her Doctor Who future. The actress played coy in her response, with her answer hinting that either one, two or all three of the companions could vacate the show at the end of season 11.
“I don’t know if there’s another series. Who knows where we end up at the end of the series… There’s three companions now, but who knows where we end up.”
It’s common for Doctor Who to shake-up who the Doctor travels with after a single season. After all, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate and, most recently, Pearl Mackie all only starred on the series full-time for a year. However, with the show having just relaunched in a major way, we sort of expected this group of characters to stay put for a while. Gill’s comments are now getting us worried though that we’ve only got a couple of months of adventures left with this fantastic foursome.
We also just found out that, whoever it stars, season 12 might be faced with a big delay. Rumor has it that the production may be pushed back until January 2019, which would mean that it likely won’t air until the winter or perhaps even early 2020. If this is true, perhaps the delay has been caused by the need to cast the new companion(s)?
We’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, we can still enjoy the Doctor and her pals’ adventures as Doctor Who continues Sundays on BBC America.