Whovians around the world were introduced to the latest (and first female) to take up the mantle of Doctor who – Jodie Whittaker. Today, BBC has announced that she will be joined by an all-new cast as well… which is not much of a surprise as Bill (Pearl Mackie) is now travelling the waterways of time and space.
BBC has revealed that the Thirteenth Doctor will be joined by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill as the new regular cast on Doctor Who.
Bradley will star as Graham, Tosin will play Ryan and Mandip will play Yasmin. Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke.
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters.
It is confirmed that the new series will be a ten week run of fifty minute episodes in Autumn 2018, kicking off with a feature length hour for the opening launch.
“The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.” – Chris Chibnall
“I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!” – Jodie Whittaker
“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!” – Bradley Walsh
“I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.” – Mandip Gill
“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.” – Tosin Cole
“I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.” – Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, BBC Studios
“The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He’s already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis.” – Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama
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Fans can catch the new Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas Special: Twice Upon A Time this Christmas, when it premieres on BBC First(StarHub ch 522) and BBC Player, express from the UK telecast.
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