It’s official: Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald, will leave Doctor Who during the new season.
However, it has not been revealed exactly when Clara leaves, and the question many are already asking is: how will she part company with the Doctor?
Jenna Coleman made her Doctor Who debut on September 1, 2012 as Oswin Oswald in “Asylum of the Daleks.” She returned on Christmas Day of that year, playing Clara and remained with the Eleventh Doctor from the following episode, The Bells of Saint John, onwards. She stayed on-board the TARDIS for all of Peter Capaldi’s episodes to date and after filming for the last series finished, Peter commented, “Jenna has been absolutely brilliant. I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion.”
Series 9 sees the Impossible Girl’s departure, but the how, why, and when are all questions we’ll have to watch the new adventures to find out…
So, tune in to the Season 9 premiere Saturday at 9/8c and prepare to say goodbye to Clara and good luck to Jenna. We’ll miss them both.