The 11th Doctor Gets a New Assistant

Steven Moffat and new assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman

A lot of endings are also beginnings, and in the case of DOCTOR WHO, now entering the seventh season of the current run (and 33rd overall), change is inevitable. So it is with a heavy heart — but also hope — that I say farewell to Karen Gillan and welcome the newest companion to the TARDIS: Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Coleman, 25, will start filming in May, and her character — whose name is being kept under wraps along with all other details about her — will debut in the sixth episode, which, because of the new fall premiere, will serve as the Christmas special for 2012.

Here’s Coleman being interviewed by BBC news:

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