March 21 2012

Jenna-Louise Coleman Named as New Dr. Who Companion

Jenna-Louise ColemanIt’s amazing how the naming of a new companion for Doctor Who has become a major media event.

It had been announced some time ago that Karen Gillian was leaving the role of Amy Pond sometime in the upcoming season of the hit British TV show, leaving the Doctor without one of his ever present companions.  It was announced in London this morning that there was nothing to fear, and a new companion was on their way in the 2012 Christmas special.  The new companion, who has yet to receive a name, will be played by 25-year-old Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Ms. Coleman is best known in England for her portrayal of Jasmine Thomas on the soap opera Emmerdale.  She has taken several roles since leaving that series in 2009, including a brief appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Absolutely no details were given about her character beyond when she will first appear, and we have no clue how long she has signed to appear in the series.  Matt Smith, the current actor portraying the Doctor, has already announced he has no plans to leave the series in the near future, so look forward to seeing these two travelling through time together in 2013.

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