“Doctor Who” breaks into its 10<sup>th season with a new female companion following Clara Oswald’s (Jenna Louise Coleman) death in season 9.
Whether Peter Capaldi lets go of the iconic role after season 10 is still a mystery. But what is confirmed is that the 12<sup>th Doctor will once again be aided by a female assistant through his new adventures.
“Obviously, I know who that is and we’ve been doing a bit of work together already, and it’s very exciting. Because it’s a very different sort of take on it,” Capaldi revealed.
Interestingly, the 58-year-old actor also delved into the specifics of his character’s upcoming companion. He shared that she is someone who does not know much about the complexities that the Doctor has, which is a stark contrast to Clara’s background.
“Clara had prior knowledge of the Doctor. It was conceived as a human connected to your timeline, and so had access to the cosmic nature of the Doctor,” Capaldi explained. “She understood a little about how he was. And as she was already with Matt [Smith], she knew the Daleks and the TARDIS. Now we have someone who knows very little about the Doctor.”
In a separate interview with the Scottish thespian, he also shared what he thinks the rapport between Twelve and his new assistant should be.
“I think the companion has to be someone who’s not so impressed by the Doctor. She has to be someone who really says, ‘Are you sure that’s the right thing to do? What are you doing?’ and also doesn’t take him seriously,” Capaldi was quoted in saying.
This might be a hint of what fans can expect from the new dynamics between the show’s major players when season 10 breaks ground. The Doctor’s relationship with his cohort has been a major plot point for the series as much as the Doctor’s adventures.
As of now, “Doctor Who” season 10 is still in very early production, and it may take a while before casting is confirmed. The BBC show is slated to return to the airwaves later this year on Dec. 25.