We have a new companion on set. And here’s a picture of Bill a.k.a. Pearl Mackie filming at her first day of Doctow Who location filming. All looks good for Peter Capaldi’s new companion. BTW we love the coffee cup accessory.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) June 23, 2016
We also now have a video from Pearl. And it definitely looks like Snow!! Perhaps our line below wrong — Christmas Special????
Doctor Who Returns
Doctor Who has just started film The opening episode of series 10 is written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffatt. Also returning are Brian Minchin and Peter Bennett as executive producer and producer. The episode is directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode in the new series has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Block 2 writers are Sarah Dollard (writer of acclaimed episode Face the Raven) and Mike Bartlett (multi award winning Doctor Foster).
Matt Lucas Returns
Actor and comedian Matt Lucas is reprising his role of Nardole in the new series. He was last seen in the Doctor Who 2015 Christmas Special – ‘The Husbands of River Song’. Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, Matt Lucas, said: “I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”
Steven Moffat added: “Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”
Other Cast Members
Also joining twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas is Stephanie Hyam who will play a guest cast role in the new series and is recognised for her performance as Lily Clarke in ‘Jekyll & Hyde’. She’s also appeared in ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Murdered by My Boyfriend’, and ‘Sherlock’.
Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales produced drama for BBC One. It will return in December 2016 with a Christmas Special, followed by the new series in 2017.