While the tenth season or series as the Brits call it starts just around the corner on April 15th for Doctor Who, rumors swirl that both Peter Capaldi and his brand new companion Pearl Mackie will both be leaving at the season’s end. Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) is taking over the showrunner duties from Steven Moffat and while Capaldi’s exit was pretty much confirmed by Capaldi himself, now Mackie’s role as the new companion is in question. Check out the new trailer and statement from the BBC about the issue.The Sun is reporting:
A BBC spokesperson said: “We never reveal the fate of individual characters on the show; viewers will have to tune in to find out. We are still filming Series 10 and no casting decisions have yet been made on Series 11.”
It would seem to fly in the face of Doctor Who tradition to replace both the doctor and the companion at the same time. Usually, it is one or the other so that there is a bridge of sorts for fans and the characters to cross the gap.
We’ll see how it all plays out and let you know when the BBC, which tends to play casting changes close to the vest announces anything official.