With the casting for Twelve’s (Peter Capaldi) newest companion, Bill (Pearl Mackie), moving into “Doctor Who” season 10 confirmed, all eyes are on the duo with how their chemistry will translate on the small screen.
Mackie has been exuding excitement getting on board on the iconic series. “I always loved stage combat at drama school, so I can’t wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension,” she told Mirror.co.uk when she, Capaldi, and showrunner Steven Moffat were interviewed.
“Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyro technics and smoke and I met my first Dalek,” the theater actress gushed referring to the two-minute clip she filmed with Capaldi that served as the introduction to her character. “I’m not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more!”
As for Capaldi, the veteran actor has nothing but good things to say about his newest partner. “A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to The Doctor’s adventures,” he quipped.
Moffat, on the other hand, is excited with what Mackie will bring to the table for “Doctor Who.”
“A new face in the TARDIS, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts,” he said.
But while the producer is happy with the casting of Bill, season 10 will be the first and last time he will work with the actress in the show. As previously reported, Moffat will be leaving the famed series after the upcoming installment and Chris Chibnall will be taking over his duties.
Capaldi, on the other hand, has yet to make up his mind in terms of coming back as the Time Lord past season 10. Last month, the 58-year-old actor talked to Radio Times and divulged that he was asked to stay even after Moffat leaves saying, “I’ve been asked to stay on, but it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision.”
“Steven’s been wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic and he’s a hugely talented guy. I don’t know where the show’s gonna go then. I don’t know. I have to make up my mind. I haven’t yet,” he further explained.
“Doctor Who” is slated to come back on air next year following its annual Yuletide special on Dec. 25 on BBC.