This may not be news to all of you but it surely was news to me (sorry I took a week hiatus) but I just found out that Karen Gillan, the Doctorâ€™s companion for the past two years is leaving the show. Â Turns out as of today theyâ€™ve already replaced her. Â According to The Hollywood Reporter theyâ€™ve castÂ Jenna-Louise (Jenna) Coleman as the new companion. Â Jenna will join the show starting at the end of 2012 with the annual Christmas special.
Let me tell you how sad I am to see her go. Â There have been a lot of companions since Doctor Who came back in 2005 (and Iâ€™ve certainly seem them all) and Amy Pond (Karenâ€™s character) may not even be the best but Iâ€™ve grown quite fond of her. Â It might be because sheâ€™s a ginger (Iâ€™m very fond of gingers) though itâ€™s probably because she started out as the strongest female character on the show (besides River Song) and continued to be that way all throughout her time on the series. Â She had some darn scenes and lines along ghte way. Â She will be missed.
As for the new companion Iâ€™m not sure if you know her as I donâ€™t. Â You may have seen her face in this past summerâ€™s Captain America movie. Â Itâ€™s not a bad thing casting an unknown as you sometimes get the best actors/actresses that way. Â So I have high hopes for the new companion. Â Steven Moffat (the producer) even went on record saying that the chemistry between her and Matt Smith (the Doctor) is also very good. Â High hopes indeed.
Weâ€™ll have to wait until the 2012 Christmas special to see her in action. Â In the mean time weâ€™ll have to watch reruns on BBC America as the filming of the 7th series is underway right now. Â Itâ€™s also the 50th anniversary of the show so letâ€™s get excited. Â Enjoy!