Doctor Who gets a new companion with 18-year-old Millie Gibson who will play Ruby Sunday.
The actress will make her debut next year during the Holiday Season when the 15th Doctor takes control of the TARDIS, played by Ncuti Gatwa.
Millie Gibson is known for Coronation Street and was the recipient of the Best Young Performer Award at The British Soap Awards earlier this year.
“Whilst still being in total disbelief, I am beyond honoured to be cast as the Doctor’s companion,” said Gibson in a statement. “It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me. And what better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side, I just can’t wait to get started.”
Ncuti Gatwa added, “Millie just is the companion. She is full of talent, strength, she has a cheeky sparkle in her eye and is sharp as a razor. From the moment she walked into the room she captured all of our attention with her effervescence and then solidified that attention with the sheer torque of her talent. This adventure is going to be so wild and so fun, I cannot WAIT to sail the universe with Millie!”
Russell T Davies, who returns as showrunner, said, “It’s the great honour of my job to find the next generation of talent, and Millie shines like a star already. She’s brilliant, dynamic, clever and a wonderful actor. As a CORONATION STREET fan, I’ve seen Millie survive chases, guns and sieges, but that’s nothing compared to what lies ahead for Ruby Sunday.”
When does Doctor Who return?
New episodes of Doctor Who will be released in November of 2023 to go along with the 60th Anniversary.
The recent Special revealed the return of David Tennant who is confirmed to be playing the 14th Doctor for three specials before Ncuti Gatwa takes over the role.
It was also announced that new episodes will air outside of the UK and Ireland on Disney Plus.