Pearl Mackie is The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, in season ten of Doctor Who.
In the following interview Mackie talks about being the new kid on the block/in the TARDIS; working with Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and learning to deal with the unique situations that being a companion puts her in.
Doctor Who Returns to BBC America Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).
Tickets as on sale now for a special Doctor Who event: the tenth and final season premiere for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in theaters nationwide for two nights only: Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19.
In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy the premiere episode of the Doctor Who spinoff series Class, featuring a guest appearance by the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, and the never-before-seen bonus feature Becoming the Companion, in which fans will travel with new companion Pearl Mackie from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says, “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.” The bonus feature includes exclusive interviews with Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat, and is narrated by Osgood herself, Ingrid Oliver.
BBC America has unveiled both the key art (above) and a new trailer for Doctor Who: Season 10.
If you don’t blink, you might catch a glimpse of a Dalek in a cunning disguise and, maybe, a Mondasian Cyberman (the originals – not seen for over fifty years!). Plus! A robot that speaks emoji!
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, April 15 (9/8C) – followed by the series premiere of spin-off series Class (10/9C), which features a handful of Coal Hill Academy students and one unusual teacher who are tasked with saving the world when The Doctor’s not around.
Meet the Doctor’s new companion, Bill (in her own words), and learn something we’ve always kind of suspected about the Doctor but never heard him actually say out loud before, in the first trailer for the tenth season of Doctor Who.
The Doctor and a young casually dressed black woman are hiding in a corridor while a familiar chilling cry echoes around them, ‘EX-TER-MIN-ATE!’
When the Doctor explains it’s a Dalek and seems caught in a loop repeating the word over and over, she takes issue – ‘That’s not an explanation! That’s a word!’ When he does explain what a Dalek is, she doesn’t quite get it, ‘It’s got a SUCKER’ she practically giggles (sounds like someone watching Doctor Who for the first time, doesn’t it). ‘And a gun,’ he notes. And things get tense.
And thus are we introduced to Bill, played by Pearl Mackie – the Doctor’s new companion.