Following the BBC announcement that Jenna-Louise Coleman had secured a starring role in the upcoming season of “Doctor Who,” BBC America revealed the first official image of Coleman as the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new (still unnamed) companion. She’ll make her debut in the also still untitled Doctor Who Christmas special that will air later this year.
The Doctor is reported to meet Coleman’s character in a dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its 50th anniversary year. Season seven is currently filming and comprises 14 blockbuster-movie style episodes. The BBC, for the first time, also officially confirmed that current companion, Karen Gillan, will have her final appearance during season seven’s fifth episode.