After only one episode having been released, new Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa and companion Millie Gibson are already speculated to be exiting the series.
The pair are currently filming a second season, set to be released in 2025, but in recent interviews, they have cast doubt on their future in the series.
Worth a note is the recent Christmas Special debuting Ncuti Gatwa as Doctor Who and Millie Gibson as the new companion has suffered the worst ratings for a Christmas Special in the series.
The three previous specials featuring David Tennant are also among the worst-rated episodes in the actor’s career. It’s also known the specials apparently didn’t do well on Disney+ as the first two episodes didn’t make it onto the Nielsen ratings charts. Samba TV also didn’t report any numbers, likely at the request of Disney, and Disney+ also didn’t release a press release about the ratings as they have for Percy Jackson, Ahsoka, and Loki Season 2.
Ncuti Gatwa done after two seasons?
Regarding the potential departure of Ncuti Gatwa and Mille Gibson, the speculation arises from the DoctorWhoTV site which offers their future after 2025 looks doubtful.
As noted, all the recent Doctors have made it through at least three seasons except for Christopher Eccleston, so Ncuti Gatwa and Mille Gibson could be done after only two seasons.
It’s pointed out that Ncuti Gatwa spoke with Rolling Stone UK in early 2023 and expressed a desire to return to theater.
“[Theater] kept me warm and it held me all night, even if I was broke. But I’m planning on getting back to it [in 2024] after I finish season two of Doctor Who,” he said.
Ncuti Gatwa also spoke with the Radio Times last month and said he has no idea what he is doing after filming Doctor Who Season 2, which may suggest he is signed on for only two seasons.
“No idea, no plan. I just know that I’m loving it and my love for it is growing,” he said.
Millie Gibson auditioning for other roles
Regarding Millie Gibson, she told Fabric Magazine now that the strikes are over she is going to audition for other roles.
“I think, now that the strike’s over, I’ll probably be auditioning again for parts and seeing what’s out there,” she said.
Gibson continues with mention of change, wanting to play a different role than she’s currently playing and being excited for what is to come.
‘Every year has seen such change for me, it’s hard to think what might come next. I’d like to play a villain… If not that, I think I’m really intrigued by biopic roles that you really need to research. I think that would be a great challenge. I don’t know, I’m just excited to see what’s to come,” she said.