Doctor Who: New Companion Bill Is In Awe of the Time Lord in Latest Trailer

The Doctor’s new companion is having the time of her life in the newest trailer for Doctor Who Season 10 (premiering Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c).

BBC America on Saturday released a new teaser featuring Bill (up-and-coming British actress Pearl Mackie), who can be seen running towards some sort of supernatural spirit alongside the Time Lord and assistant Nardole (Matt Lucas). The voiceover finds the new companion gushing over The Doctor, referring to the iconic character as “funny,” “amazing” and “a man of peace [who] walks in war.”

Mackie succeeds Jenna Coleman, whose Clara Oswald made her final appearance in the Season 9 finale. Her inaugural Doctor Who season will also serve as Peter Capaldi’s last, who in January confirmed that he would exit the role of Time Lord following Season 10. Showrunner Steven Moffat is also on his way out, and will be replaced by Broadchurch scribe Chris Chibnall in Season 11.

Press PLAY on the teaser trailer above, then tell us if you’re looking forward to getting to know The Doctor’s newest companion.

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  1. kirads09 says:

    Love this and can’t wait for S10.

  2. Barb says:

    This is bittersweet since Capaldi is leaving (and properly the companion as well so, no matter how great they click, it’s only for a year. Bummer.

  3. peterwdawson says:

    Here’s hoping Bill is more fleshed out as a character than a plot device. I grew to like Clara but for a while she was rather unremarkable except for the whole mystery that initially surrounded her. Her career path and family history sort of got jumbled before eventually getting sorted out too.

    • Wordsmith says:

      I think that one of the problems with Clara’s introduction was that the first two “splintered” versions of her that we meet (Souffle Girl and the Governess) are so charming and clever that it’s a bit of a letdown when we meet actual-Clara.

  4. M says:

    Can’t wait and yet will need to savor every episode with the end of Capaldi’s run. Change your mind, please? Like Jenna did before “Last Christmas”? That extra whole series gave us some truly spectacular stories and performances. Would love a Christmas surprise.

  5. Sheldon W. says:

    It might be a good idea to mention that Mr. Chibnall’s the man behind the original UK Life on Mars that was so brilliant.

  6. IDK says:

    Hurry up and get it over with. The sooner it’s shown the sooner we can all forget about Moffatt and his absolute disrespect for the show.