Contrary to earlier rumors stating Jenna Coleman was leaving Doctor Who, the BBC now confirms Coleman will return for Series 9.
“It’s wonderful,” Coleman told the BBC. “I get a whole other series of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved. There is so much more to do. I think they’ve finally just reached a point where they really understand each other.”
Peter Capaldi is also happy that Coleman is returning.
“I’m thrilled. Jenna has just been fantastic and such a pleasure to work with,” the 12th Doctor added.
Jenna Coleman first made a surprise appearance in 2012 alongside Matt Smith in the first episode of Series 7, “Asylum of the Daleks.” From there, she would continue on to when Peter Capaldi first appeared and on to Series 8.
“The arrival of the 12th Doctor has just kind of dropped this whole bombshell and allowed the dynamic to totally change, so I think just when Clara was feeling more comfortable in the relationship, it has suddenly thrown something new up,” Coleman said.