Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 3 years 15 weeks ago

Doctor Who: Jeanna-Louise Coleman Is New Companion; Weeping Angels Return


989 Earlier today the BBC held a press conference where the new companion for Doctor Who was announced — Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Coleman is a 25 year old actress from Blackpool who will star alongside Matt Smith. She will replace outgoing companion Amy Pond, as this is Karen Gillan's final season on the show.

"I'm beyond excited, I can't wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure," Coleman said in a statement released by the BBC.

Coleman is new to the Who universe, known for her roles in Emmerdale and Waterloo Road. She saw her big screen debut with Captain America: The First Avenger, playing Connie.

Who showrunner Steven Moffat says they knew Coleman was right for the part when paired with Smith, and offers a bit of a tease.

"It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She's funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS," Moffat said. 
"It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen," Moffat continued. "Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that's all you're getting for now. Who she's playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl."
So when will we see Coleman's debut, and what is to become of Amy and Rory? The BBC sent out the following tweets:


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