Nearly a month ago, Jodie Whittaker’s tenure as the Thirteenth Doctor came to a close in “The Power of the Doctor.” While that special ended with the surprising twist of her regenerating into the Fourteenth Doctor, who looks just like the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant’s return to Doctor WhoOnly during the 60th Anniversary Specials will this happen. Ncuti Gatta will take over officially as Doctor Who’s regular lead, and ahead of that debut, it’s been announced who the Fifteenth Doctor’s companion will be.
Millie Gibson, most well-known for her role in ITV’s soap opera Kelly Neelan Coronation StreetOfficially, he has been cast as Ruby Sunday, a young woman who will be accompanying Fifteenth Doctor on adventures across space-time in the TARDIS. Gibson’s other TV credits include Jamie Johnson, Love, Lies, and Records Butterfly, and like Ncuti Gatwa, she’ll make her Doctor Who debut during 2023’s “festive season.” Here’s what the actress had to say in an official statement about coming aboard Doctor Who:
Ncuti Gatwa stated in his own statement, that Millie Gibson was the one. “is full of talent, strength, she has a cheeky sparkle in her eye and is sharp as a razor,” and that he can’t wait to “sail the universe”With her. Russell T. Davies Doctor Who’s returning showrunner, called Gibson “brilliant, dynamic, clever and a wonderful actor,” and that while he’s seen survive all sorts of danger in her other roles, “that’s nothing compared to what lies ahead for Ruby Sunday.”Although there have been several periods of “recovery”, Doctor Who, most notably the entirety of the Thirteenth Doctor era, where The Doctor has traveled with multiple companions, it’s looking like, for now at least, the Fifteenth Doctor will start out with just Ruby Sunday by his side.
Watch Millie Gibson’s unveiling as the new Millie Gibson Doctor Who companion on the BBC’s Children in NeedYou can watch the telecast below.
This is Millie Gibson walking out of the TARDIS. Watch it LIVE on @BBCCiN 😱 pic.twitter.com/CqHB2Wa9c7November 18, 2022
The news of Mille Gibson’s involvement comes several weeks after it was announced that starting in 2023, Doctor WhoThe exclusive stream will be available only on Disney+ in the United States. This will start with the three 60th specials that will air in November and see David Tennant’s Fourteenth Doctor reunite with Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble. Then, as teased in today’s announcement, it sounds like we’ll get our first adventure spotlighting the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday around the following Christmastime. So make sure your Disney+ subscription is in order by then, especially since it’s been reported that because of this new streaming deal, Doctor WhoCould get a significant budget boost.
While we wait for more updates on what’s on the Doctor Who horizon, don’t forget that the series’ modern episodes can be streamed with an HBO Max subscription. You’re also welcome to see what programming is left to debut this year with our 2022 TV schedule.