By now, most of us have watched Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) meet her untimely end, and our tears are still fresh. But Steven Moffat and the Doctor Who team must move bravely forward, and they are already thinking about the next traveling companion in the Doctor’s TARDIS.
“I’m beginning to have an idea of the kind of person, specific ideas but not a specific actress,” Moffat tells the Radio Times. “A new companion gives us the chance to launch the show again. It began in 1963 with the story of Ian and Barbara and then in 2005 with Rose Tyler. Arguably it begins again with the story of Amy Pond. You can recruit new viewers when somebody else meets the Doctor. And I think we’ve got a really cool new idea about how to do that.”
Moffat adds that they are seeking a new character but that “anything can change.” (If you recall, Donna Noble had been introduced in “The Runaway Bride” ahead of Season 3, later becoming the companion in Season 4.) Regarding the gender of the new companion, Moffat says, “That’s still being discussed. We’re definitely looking for a different dynamic.”
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